We have been having lots of snow days this winter and while it has been nice to have my daughter home more than normal I find that I am running out of fun activities to do together. My daughter has been asking me for quite a while to bake some cookies with her so I was SO excited when I found Among Friends Baking Mixes.
A bit about Among Friends Baking Mixes
Among Friends, LLC, is the creation of two friends, Suzie Miller and Lizann Anderson. Like many such ventures, it began over a cup of coffee (and involved a cookie, of course). This was a mouthwatering cookie, with memorable taste and texture, handcrafted by Suzie. That’s when Lizann got out her wooden spoon. She vowed to make Suzie’s cookies dense with nutrition without sacrificing great taste.
Suzie and Lizann know firsthand about the perils of healthy cookies that taste like the cardboard they’re packaged in. You see, Lizann was blessed with three boys and the middle one (Shane) is a bloodhound who sniffs everything before he eats it. Lizann knew if she made a cookie that passed the tyranny of Shane’s taste buds, she would have accomplished something. The imp will eat as many Suzie Q. cookies as Lizann can keep in the jar (Needless to say, we’re mum with our kids on the benefits of flax and whole grains).
Among Friends mixes reflect Suzie and Lizann’s desire to share their baked goods with other discriminating palates. Their goal is a simple one: they want to help people fill their kitchens with fresh-from-the-oven baked goods made from the best ingredients. Their mixes make baking easy for people on those days when treats from scratch are impractical or well nigh impossible. We all have those days. Each of Among Friends baking mixes is handcrafted for friends and named for someone Suzie and Lizann love, a friend or family member.
I was sent Suzie Q.’s Oatmeal Chocolate Cookie mix to review. This cookie mix comes with everything you need to make delicious cookies-you just add an egg and some butter (or substitute) and mix. Place the cookies in the preheated oven and cook for 7-9 minutes and wahla! delicious and healthy cookies without the mess
and stress. I can’t tell you enough how much we LOVED these cookies–I admit that I am a dessert snob and I was a bit wary when I read that these cookies contained flax and whole grains. I honestly didn’t know what to expect the cookies to taste like-and I knew if they tasted ‘healthy’ my daughter, husband, and son wouldn’t eat them. So I was incredibly (and I mean INCREDIBLY) surprised when I baked up Suzie Q’s cookies with my eight year old daughter, took a bite and couldn’t stop eating them. I hate to admit it but I actually put quite a FEW aside just for me (sorry kids and husband….!) The cookies were moist, chocolatey and soft. My husband rarely eats sweets but when he does they must be REALLY good. My husband, like me, couldn’t stop eating the cookies. I love that I don’t have to feel as guilty as I normally would when eating a cookie because of the healthy ingredients in Among Friends Baking Mixes. I am a huge fan and so is my family!
I was sent this product free of charge.
This has in no way affected my opinion.
This review is my opinion and has been written in my own words.