Most of you know that I like to bake. In fact, I'm not a lazy baker - I usually make most things from scratch. I rarely buy a mix of cookies because of all of the added ingredients in them. There are definitely times when I just don't feel like going through all of the steps of making cookies from scratch, but I usually just get it done! Until now - enter the Lazy Baker cookie mixes.
the Lazy Baker company has a family story behind it. The creator was inspired by her grandma when she was little. Her grandma would do all of the work and leave behind the fun part - everything was measured and ready to mix and bake. The company was created to make it easy for those who do not have the time or desire to make cookies from scratch. The cookies are made with all natural ingredients.
Matt at the Lazy Baker sent me an Oatmeal Cherry Raisin Spice mix to try out. The cylindrical container with bright colors arrived in the mail and I found the container to be kind of fun. I was excited to make the cookies! At first glance of the flavor, I was thinking, oh man, I wish I was trying their double chocolate chip or chocolate chip flavors, but this flavor did not disappoint.
In the box came the mix and raisins and cherries. To make the mix, I needed to add 1 stick of butter and 1 egg.
After adding in the butter and egg, here is what the mix looked like. It tasted really good :)
I decided to make mini cookies. I formed them into balls, popped them in the oven and around 20 minutes after I started with the dry mix, woila...
It made around 30 mini cookies, or it makes 2 dozen regular sized cookies. These cookies were delicious!! They were chewy and moist and the cherry and raisin together made for a mad combo.
They tasted like oatmeal raisin cookies with a twist. You would think they were homemade, definitely very yummy with a spice taste. These are a great fall cookie, they reminded me of the brisk air of fall and would be great paired with a cup of warm tea. Mmm..
As an added bonus, Nick enjoyed playing with the fun container.
The oatmeal cherry raisin spice cookies come in around 90 calories per serving for the mix (then add in the butter and egg). One container will set you back $8.99. If you compare this to the cost in the grocery store, it is somewhat steep, however, you are getting all natural ingredients with a home- baked taste! I would keep a stack of these in my closet for when I am strapped for time so that I am not serving up unhealthy processed cookies to guests or friends. If you purchase one of each kind, you save 10% of the total cost. Also, there is free shipping over $100. I am thinking about getting the sampler pack and giving them for Christmas gifts. Like everything else, the Lazy Baker is found mostly in California (lucky Californians!) but is also found here and there in various other states. Look here for the full list.
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