Just maybe “Tough Cookies,” which premiered on Monday night at 10 p.m. on the Food Network, will wipe Snooki and the “Jersey Shore” off the TV map. The new reality show set in Ocean City at Crazy Susan’s Cookie Company stars two outlandish sisters, Susan Adair, baker and co-owner with her sister, Linda Brand, who runs the business end.
Susan is constantly conjuring up crazy cookie concoctions like her “crazy turtles” – a chocolate chip-cashew cookie slathered with caramel and milk chocolate that has droves of beachgoers clamoring for more. Everyone in Adair’s multi-generational family gets involved in the cacophony and clamoring that happens in the store - from Adair’s mother to older cousins, teenage nieces, nephews and their friends. Upon watching the first episodes, they realized that practically every couple of words that came out of anyone’s mouth was “Shut up!”