Each week, my Meal of the Week feature examines an airline meal from my travels over the years. This may be a meal from earlier in the week or it may be a meal served over a decade ago.
This week’s Meal of the Week focuses on a treat near and dear to my heart: cookies.
Cookies are not a sophisticated dessert, but there’s nothing like a warm cookie from the oven served with a cold glass of milk. I’ve enjoyed cookies ever since I started eating solids and one of my favorite things about Christmas is the special cookies that accompany it.
It’s also one of my favorite things about flying domestically. American and United offers cookies onboard select flights for dessert in first class. Quite honestly, I’d rather have a cookie than cake or ice cream or any other dessert. Over the years I’ve had hundreds of cookies on United and quite a few on American as well.
My most recent cookie was on American flight from New York to Los Angeles late last year. Unfortunately, I’ve been flying mostly lonhghaul and shorthaul this year and cookies tend to be available on flights that are not too long (which have a more extensive dessert menu) but also not too short (which have no dessert or meal service at all).
You can read the full review of my AA flight here.
My Best Cookie Was On Saudia
But it might surprise you that the best airline cookies I have ever had came on a flight from…Saudi Arabia. You might recall my 2016 trip with Ben (Lucky) from One Mile at a Time that included China Eastern, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Pakistan International Airlines, and JetBlue.
We were flying from Jeddah to Manchester and a light supper service was offered after takeoff. I ordered cookies and received two warm and delicious chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk. It made for a perfect midnight snack.
I think the best thing about aboard cookies is that the smell that wafts through the cabin as they are baking. I’m a simple guy when it comes to dessert. Give me a warm cookie and I’ll heap praises upon the dessert service.
Do you enjoy a warm airline cookie?