Generally speaking I make fun of people who use mixes to bake cookies. I mean, come on, how hard is it to soften some butter, break a few eggs, and measure a little flour? Not very. But I can see the appeal, especially for those of you with kids, carpools, soccer practice and ballet class to get to. I’m sure the last thing on your mind is putting on an apron and churning out a few dozen baked goods.
However, I think we can agree that cookies from a mix or a tube usually taste nothing at all like the hot-from-the-oven creations our parents and grandparents dutifully whipped up for us. The texture is wrong, they have a strange chemical-like aftertaste, and the cookies tend to look disappointing on the plate. So, needless to say, when I was offered the chance to try out The Lazy Baker’s cookie mixes I almost declined, but then I thought, “what the heck” and had them send a Double Chocolate Chip over.
Frankly, the results were shocking. CK and I absolutely loved the cookies! In between alternating sips of cold milk we couldn’t stop gushing about how fabulous the rich chocolate treats tasted. The chewy texture was exactly in line with how I bake my own cookies and we were simply floored by how homemade they actually appeared. During the next few days we ate every last crumb and had the same exuberant reaction to each decadently rich bite time and time again. This was definitely a mix I could get behind. In fact I’m positive that you could pass off a batch of these as your special “top secret recipe” to some food snob friends and they’d never know the difference.
So now that I’ve fallen for The Lazy Baker mixes I’ve had to eat my words and take back my cookie mix prejudice. Hopefully I’ve peaked your curiosity about this product as well. To that end I’d like to offer one reader the chance to try a Lazy Baker mix in their own home. To enter the contest please leave a comment on this post mentioning the cookie mix flavor you’d most like to try. Check out The Lazy Baker website for a complete listing of flavors and varieties. A winner will be selected via the nifty random number generator this Friday, August 28th at 5:00 PM EST and then I’ll promptly arrange to have the mix shipped to your home. Best of luck!