Sunday, February 24, 2008

CherryBrook Kitchens Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was in the local upscale grocery near my office (boy I'm in there alot) and I found this mix:

Cherrybrook Kitchen Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

I have heard such good things on the boards about their products, but I always took it with a grain of salt. Did people like it because it was the only thing their child could have, or was it really good?

I thought - what the heck- and tossed it in my cart. They obviously are aware of peanut allergy (look - it says Peanut Free! right on the box in big letters), so I'll give it a shot.

I have to say - this mix could not be easier to make. It was a great activity for an adult and a 3 year old. Just enough mixing and rolling into balls. And there's no eggs, so you can eat the batter without worrying if you are going to get salmonella.

Pop them in the oven and in about 10 minutes they're done. They baked up a little strange though - these are not Tollhouse Cookies mind you - but they come out a nice golden brown. After a minute of cooling, the true test was with Bella, the queen of all dessert (well, at least among the local 3 year old set).

She declared them 'delicious!' and proceeded to eat 3 of them.

The only thing that struck me was that they were a little cakey in texture, and you can definitely tell that you are eating a mock chocolate chip of sorts.

Later on we fed them to my brother, who is a major foodie and he thought they were 'rich' and 'fabulous'. I chuckled a little bit and told my sister in law that I would love to give her the recipe (but I never told her they were from a mix so my secret's still safe). If she only knew :)

But overall, I will definitely be trying more of these mixes in the future. Especially with one of Bella's good pals at daycare having a milk allergy. He'll love these.

Way to go Cherrybrook Kitchen!

3 comments:

ChupieandJ'smama said...

I made the gluten free version of these for our Sunday school class this week and THEY LOVED THEM!! All the kids wanted 3rds and the teachers couldn't believe they didn't have wheat or egg in them. I love Cherrybrook Kitchens cookies (the gluten free cake mix is just ok).

Rach the Bach said...

I love Cherrybrook kitchens mixes. I haven't made the cookies yet, but the cakes are wonderful! NO one can tell they're allergen-free. For me, the cake mixes take longer to bake than directed, but they still taste fabulous. If you're looking for a GREAT cookie that's allergy-friendly, look at Divvies.com. They're pricey, but they're the best allergy-friendly cookies I've tried. I know they're peanut and milk free, possibly egg free as well.

The Hen said...

Hey there, we just met over at my blog! I can't wait to read what you've put together here and I have to say, the Cherrybrook Kitchen chocolate cake is divine. I keep it on hand for quickie cupcakes to take to parties and the chocolate chip cookies I make teenie tiny using a melon-baller so that there are a gazillion I can freeze and take on outings.

Nice to meetcha.