Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Gluten-Free Essentials: Review of Mini Mint Marvel Cookie Mix
Pictured above is prepping to make Gluten-Free Essentials' Mini Mint Marvel Cookies. Like I mentioned in my previous review of their spice cake, you only need just a few extras to toss into the mix, those being two eggs, 1 stick of butter and 2/3 cup of applesauce.
These smelled minty when I poured the mix into my mixing bowl, but when I mixed the batter, the mint seemed to diminish. But wait! The minty taste came right back when the cookies were finished! They were definitely minty, but not overpoweringly so. I thought they tasted like a soft Grasshopper cookie.
The directions called for using a small teaspoon to make your cookies (drop method), but I made mine a little bigger.
All in all, I got about 20 good sized cookies out of the batter. I took some to my neighbor, along with some of the muffins I baked the same night. My daughter ate many of them, the little cookie fiend. I knew they'd be safe from my son because he does not like the taste of mint. Like the spice cake muffins, these were exceptionally moist.
I would like to have had the chance to make myself a home made ice cream sandwich with these, along with some home made ice cream I made with my Rival Ice Cream Maker; however, my kids ate all the ice cream before I got the chance to make one for myself. Even better: use them to make your own sundae and drizzle with some hot fudge/caramel.
You can buy your very own package of Mini Mint Marvels at the Gluten-Free Essentials site. They also offer other yummy baking mixes that you will want to try. Also check out their variety packs too, since they have a great starter kit and even one for chocolate lovers.
Disclosure: Gluten-Free Essentials provided me several mixes for review purposes. I was not compensated to write this review, though the product samples themselves were given to me without cost to me. The opinions stated herein are 100% my own.