“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Mix „
I am no good baking so i decided to buy a ready made mix and have a go at making some cookies one day. Id been to pizza hut the day before and had there amazing hot cookie dough with ice cream desert. It was absolutely gorgeous!
Hot cookie dough was what i wanted to make when i bought this mixture from tescos. The mixture cost me around 75p, which i thought was a bargain! You get a lot more cookies from this mixture than you do a ready made pack of cookies for that price.
To make the hot cookie dough, i greased two porcelain bowls and started to make the mixture. It couldnt have been easier, all you need to do is add is 25grams of butter, which i always have in the fridge anyway, and a few teaspoons of water. I wish you could just use a spoon to make this mixture, but i had to get my hands messy and try and knead it all together! At first it was way too sticky, maybe i added too much water, so i added a bit of flour to try and dry it out a bit. This worked and i put half the mixture in one bowl and half in the other.
I baked the mixture in the oven on 180 degrees for about 12 minutes and tested the mixture with a skewer to see if it was done. As i had put the mixture in quite deep bowls, it was still not ready in the recommended 10-12 minutes it said on the box. So i left it about another 10 minutes.
When i took it out the oven, i poured some chocolate sauce over it just like pizza hut do and it was absolutely delicious! Just like what you get in pizza hut but more of it! Also you dont have to share like you do in pizza hut!
I have also made cookies with this mixture, and i always add a few of my own ingredients like cherries or extra chocolate chips. I love to add bit of crunchie into the mixture, it is so yummy!
I hate cookies that are very crunchy like biscuits, i like them to be nice and chewy! These cookies were deffinately chewy just how i like them!
I would highly recommend this cookie mixture, it is deffinately a lot easier and cheaper to buy this mixture instead of all the individual ingredients. Although it is cheating a bit making home made cookies just couldnt be easier with this mixture, try making the hot cookie dough, it is a great dessert!
Whilst on holiday in Canada and Alaska I sampled some delicious Cookies. I have recipes to make them but somehow they never seem as good as those we had abroad so decided to try a packet mix as my daughter said they were really good.
Not a big deal you may think but as I trained in Catering and am a Judge in Baking for the Women's Rural I rarely buy a packet mix, it goes against all I do!
The packet has a purple background and a large picture of several cookies. It says Tesco Choc chip cookie mix, the "i" in mix being a wooden spoon, quite eye catching really and the details of each cookie's calories etc are given at the base of the packet.
Weight and price
The packet contains 275 grams and costs 77pence from Tesco.
How to make them
Easy peasy, a child could make them easily. You need 25 grams of softened butter, 1 - 2 tblsp of cold water and a baking tray which should be greased although I used some silicone liner which avoids the greasing process.
The cookie mix which was like a rubbed in cake mix containing pieces of chocolate, has to be emptied into a bowl then you add the softened butter and some water, stir lightly to bring it altogether. I needed the 2 tablespoons of water. It formed dough which wasn't sticky but formed one lump. It should then be divided into 6 pieces and put onto a large baking tray and flattened out slightly to form 5cm diameter circles with a good space between each as they do spread during cooking. I decided they looked too big! I know American cookies are huge but I find they can be a bit sickly sweet so divided my mixture into 9.
Place the tray in the preheated oven 180°C/350°F or Reg. 4 on the middle shelf for 10-12 minutes. After 10 minutes even though my cookies were a bit smaller they were colouring around the edges but very pale in the centres so I gave them the extra 2 minutes and they were golden all over. I removed the tray from the oven and left to cool for 5 minutes before lifting onto a cooling tray.
I managed to wait a few minutes before sampling the smallest one, it was crisp on the outside but still nice and chewy and the chocolate was still in good chunks. I have to say there are still a few left in the plastic storage box and they still taste good, but they won't last long! They are very sweet, so I'm glad I reduced the size, the chocolate tastes good as well.
Wheat flour, caster sugar and 20% of Chocolate chunks. Vegetable oil, Dextrose, Whey powder and raising agents, plus Emulsifiers.
Cookies are never going to be good for you, but they do taste good!
If you make up the mix as directed each cookie will contain 235Kcal, 3.1g Protein, 32.1g carbohydrate, 10 g fat, 1.5g Fibre and 0.2g Sodium which is the equivalent of 0.5g of salt.
Scary reading when you see that when made up correctly 1 cookie is the equivalent of 14% of the daily fat guidelines and 23% of sugar requirements. Mine were slightly less - about 156 kcal per cookie, but still over 6g of fat per cookie!
A good packet to have on the shelf in your kitchen cupboard - just keep an eye on the use by date. They are quick to make for those unexpected occasions when you need a good cookie, in about 20 minutes you can have them on a plate ready to eat! By the way, this is a "blonde" cookie with chocolate chips not a chocolate flavoured cookie.
It says something about modern living that even when it comes to home baking, we want everything weighed out prepared & ready for us to put in a bowl. Still, if it saves time (like this does) or money, I'm up for it.
This box of cookie mix costs around 80p per box. Depending on the size of the cookie that you make you can get between 6 & 8 cookies out of a box.
After opening the cardboard box, you find a packet inside. Cut the packet & pour the mixture into the bowl. To this you add 25g of butter & 2 tablespoons of water. Then comes the hard bit. Mix it all together with plenty of elbow grease until you get something that remebles Cookie Dough. Then you can either use a cookie cutter or you can simply make some balls of dough & roll them out for a more home cooked look. Put your cookies on a baking tray & stick the in the oven 10-15 minutes.
Once they're done, take them out & let them cool. Then comes the best bit, eating them. If you're done a half decent job then you will find the cookies very tasty. The have a subtle chocolate flavour which is increased by the addition of the chocolate chips. They have a hint of sweetness although they are far from very sweet.
I would recommend this item if you want to cook cookies at home but don't tend to have all the regular ingredients like flour cocoa & sugar. This is a great idea for helping children get into baking, plus it makes it look easier.
This box of chocolate chip cookie mix costs 77 pence and makes 6 reasonably sized cookies, a little larger in diameter than a digestive but slightly thinner (we actually made 7)
The mix contains flour, sugar, chocolate chunks and vegetable oil along with raising agents and emulsifiers but no nuts although predictably they cannot guarantee the ingredients are nut free although the factory they are made in doesn't handle nuts so we judged them safe enough to try in this nut-allergy household.
How to make them?
You just add dry contents of the packet to a bowl with 25g of softened butter and a couple of tablespoons of water and then mix together. The dough is then divided into 6 pieces and rolled into balls which you put out on a baking tray and squash slightly to make discs. As long as you leave a space between them the biscuits won't stick together when they're cooked. The instructions call for the biscuits to be cooked for 10-12 minutes at 180 C but I would suggest a slightly shorter cooking time as they are much nicer a little squidgy in the middle. Once out of the oven they can be eaten in about 5 or 10 minutes.
Well they are warm, fresh cookies with chocolate chips so they are nice - but not lovely and I didn't think they are quite as nice as the packs of ready made cookies you can buy in Tesco or other supermarkets for about £1.00 for 5. To me they didn't taste much of anything except warm dough although they did get polished off quickly.
Are they good for you?
Of course not! Each cookie (if you make 6 out of the packet) stacks up 235 calories and 10g of fat (and 3.6g of this is saturated) and I don't think 1 cookie is quite enough.
Would I buy again?
Well possibly as the children made these themselves, they were very easy to do and they enjoyed them probably more than ready made cookies because they made them themselves.
The summer holidays are upon us, and parents the country over are looking for cheap and easy ways to keep children of all ages from uttering (or should it be whining?) those popular words "Muuuuum, I'm sooooo booooooored".
Now, I happen to believe that boredom is a good thing. It encourages children to make their own entertainment, to think for themselves and to push their own boundaries, and as long as measures are in place to ensure that safety doesn't go completely out of the window (I'm all for kids climbing trees and the risk that it involves, but I'm not so keen on playing chicken on the railway line.....) I feel that parents should allow boredom to set in, and encourage their kids to beat boredom in their own way.
Parents can, however, assist in solving the boredom, by leaving things about the house that could be done. Whether activities such as making birthday cards for mates, preparing for a sleepover (which funnily enough involves bedroom tidying......) or, in this instance, cooking....these can all help the child develop their independence, and give them something constructive to do, and with a bit of careful planning, it can help the parents out with the housework and garden, without the children realising that they are doing chores which of course would otherwise come under the heading of "I'm not THAT bored".
My 13 year old son loves cooking - he is excellent at making proper meals. Give him some veg to chop and he is a dab hand, give him a curry recipe to follow, and the spices to grind, and he will produce a fabulous rogan josh. Ask him to bake cakes or biscuits, however, and he wouldn't know where to start.
Enter a selection of Tesco own brand ready to mix cake and cookie mixes, that have somehow found their way into my kitchen cupboard this summer holiday.
Yesterday, in a fit of utter boredom, which coincided with that other teenage whine of "Muuuuum, I'm staaaaaarving", he discovered the box of cookie mix and asked if he could make it up....to which, of course, I responded "oh, that's a good idea"....
Now, if anyone has any insecurities about cooking yummy things, never fear - with a box of cookie mix, you can make some of the best jumbo double choc chip cookies ever, and enjoy them, still warm, and not have ANY yearnings to be the next Mr Kipling. This is cooking at its easiest, and yes, I know it is cheating, but sometimes we all need a little helping hand, and there is nothing wrong with that.
So, onto the cookie mix - it is suitable for vegetarians and although does not contain nuts, cannot be guaranteed nut free. It does not appear to have any trans fats or hydrogenated vegetable oil in it.
The pack I bought was double choc chip, and as you empty the packet into the mixing bowl, you can see the good sized chunks of milk chocolate, so you don't feel as though you have been short changed in any way.
All you do, to make these yummy cookies, is add 25 grams of softened butter, and two tablespoons of cold water, then mix together to make a dough.
When you have your dough, make the mix into six balls and place on a baking tray, which you then put into a pre-heated oven at 190 degrees centigrade, and cook for about 10 minutes.
Remove them from the oven, wait 5-10 minutes for them to cool down, and then enjoy! Of course, the hardest part of this whole process is the waiting for them to cool down, and my son and I both had a battle with ourselves not to risk burning our mouths by eating them while they were still piping hot!
I like my cookies just a little bit chewy, so my son made sure that these were not left in the oven a moment too long. If you leave them for more than the 10-12 minutes, you may end up with crunchy cookies, so if you know your oven is a bit temperamental, it would be worth bearing this in mind when judging the cooking time.
So, preparation wise, these are dead easy - for children (under supervision) for teenagers to make with friends in readiness for their sleepover (once the bedroom is tidy, of course) and for those who can't cook or won't cook, these cookies fit the bill nicely.
My son made three jumbo cookies, rather than 6 normal sized ones, but that was just his way of getting double the amount without argument......had he made 6, I would have rationed them.....as he made just three, I was hardly likely to say "only eat half of one, and save the other half til later.....", so he knew he was onto a winner! He's not daft!
This pack of cookie mix cost me 77p - well worth it for the fact that it kept my son amused for a while, and kept us all happy while we tucked into our jumbo cookies.
Nutritionwise, if you make 6 cookies, each one would contain a whopping 225 calories (whoops!) and 3.7 grams of saturated fat. Of course if you make whopper cookies, then the calorie intake would be doubled.....
Tesco Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix costs just 77p for a box of cookie mix that will make six big, delicious home made cookies. They're not the same as doing it yourself no, but they do taste pretty fantastic and the oven-warmth they come out of the cooker with is what gives them a real home made taste.
This is a great idea for an activity to do with little kids. Inside the box, there's just one single packet of mix with all the ingredients included inside the see-through plastic bag. So you can start by snipping the top off, and letting your little helper assist you in pouring the mixture into the bowl.
Then you just add 25g of butter (or I find whatever spread we've got works just fine) and two tablespoons of water. To mix it, little hands can have a go first then the adult can take over to get the mixture to bind properly.
Next, all you've got to do is put the mixture into little balls, and them flatten them out onto a greased baking tray to get them into cookie shapes. It's another easy stage of the process that little ones can join in with easily. Even if they make a mess of them, you can just sneakily tidy them up a bit on their way into the oven.
These take around ten to fifteen minutes to cook, which is ideal for using with youngsters as they're not very patient usually! The only word of warning to note here is that you need to get them out of the oven at just the right time. Too soon and they're raw in the middle, too late and they burn quite easily round the edges.
Once cooked, they take about five minutes to cool then you can eat them while they're still warm.
They taste absolutely lovely, and if you've ever had the Tesco bakery cookies, then basically you can expect your packet mix version to taste pretty much identical to those. They've got that same chewy centre with crunchy outer layer. The chocolate chunks are big and tasty, especially when they're still a little bit melted from the oven. They smell delicious too and really leave a scent in the kitchen that's lovely to come home to.
The only drawback to these is that you can't use cookie cutters or anything with them - the mixture is just too soft and pliable. Your only option is to mould them with your hands, so the grandson was initially disappointed with these because he couldn't use his train cookie cutter. Other than that, these are pretty first rate. They're simple to use, child (and idiot) friendly, quick to make and cook and they taste just great.
I love chocolate chip cookies so every now and then so I make sure that I always keep a mix in the cupboard for those days when I just need a bit of TLC and some nice smelling cookies to cheer me up!
These cookies are very simple to mix requiring just some added butter, a mixing bowl, a wooden spoon and some hard work giving them a good mix. I use a lined baking tray and make around 8-10 cookies out of the mix, I prefer to make my cookies in the bowl and then mix them in to a ball and then put them in to the oven on your baking tray, they then level out and cook evenly in the oven. I find that each batch of cookies take a varying amount of cooking time so I normally check mine every couple of minutes just to see how they are getting on.
The cookies are lovely and crisp on the outside and lovely and soft on the inside with chewy centres and there is a pretty even distribution of chocolate chips throughout all the cookies. These smell absolutely delicious when they are baking and just thinking about them is making my mouth water!
The mix is a nice colour box so it stands out on the shelf and makes them nice and easy to see, the kit is 77p and I think that this is a fantastic price for this kit, I am rating this kit 5/5 as it's so easy to use and the cookies taste fantastic. I would definitely recommend this kid as it's great fun for the whole family.
I have a sweet tooth and often in an evening or on a Saturday afternoon I feel I would like a cake or a biscuit with my cup of tea. If I don't have anything in the house it means popping out to our local coffee-shop and buying one of their delicious chocolate brownies or traybakes but as nice as this is its also quite expensive. Although I love baking sometimes I don't have any eggs in the house or just want something quickly so whilst doing the online shopping recently and having read a few reviews of cake mixes I thought I would maybe try one. I have never bought a cake or biscuit mix before so I bought a couple of different ones to give them a try. One of the mixes I bought was the Tesco Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix which at 77p seemed very good value for money.
It didn't take long until my husband and I felt the need for something to eat and so we brought out the Tesco Choc Chip Cookie Mix that I had bought. The product comes in a purple cardboard box with a nice big picture of some lovely choc chip cookies on the front. The nutritional information is displayed clearly on the front and there is also a symbol to show that they are suitable for vegetarians. In small writing under the label it states that you just add butter. I bought the cookie mix 2 weeks ago and the best before date is Jun 09 so this is a product that you can keep in your cupboard for a long time should you have the willpower not to use it!
Inside the box is a packet with all the mixture in. The instructions to make the cookies are really quite simple. You preheat your oven to 180oC or Gas Mark 4. Empty the contents of the packet into a bowl and add 25g of softened butter and 1-2 tablespoons of cold water. I found I needed both tablespoons of water. Mix the ingredients until it forms a non-sticky dough, I started with a spoon and then used my hands to press it together to make the dough. You then can divide the dough into 6 pieces and form into balls. I found it easier to divide the mixture into 8 pieces so I made 8 slightly smaller cookies. You can then place the balls onto a greased baking tray, however I use silicone trays which don't need greasing. Tap the ball down to form a disc shape and keep them about 5cm apart, I needed to use two trays to do this. Pop them in the oven for 10-12 minutes they should go slightly golden around the edges. Remove from oven and leave to cool slightly, if you try to move them two early they will break as they are too soft.
I found these cookies really quick and easy to make. I make cookies quite often but the fact that you didn't have to weigh the ingredients or chop the chocolate into pieces made these cookies very quick to make. There is also not much washing up simply a bowl and spoon and the baking trays. The mixture made 8 good sized cookies. Each cookie had a good amount of chocolate chips in them. The cookies tasted fantastic, I was really surprised at how good they tasted. They had a lovely firm crisp edge as you bite into it but then inside it was much softer with a slight chew to it. There were plenty of choc chips so you got some with each bite. We had 2 with our cup of tea and popped the rest into a box with a lid and they kept well till the next day when we polished them off. I thought these cookies tasted every bit as good as a homemade cookie but with a lot less hassle. For me they were very good value for money as I got 8 cookies for less than the price of what I would have had to pay for 1 piece of cake had I gone to my local shop.
You could probably make the cookies even more exciting if you liked by adding some chopped walnuts or mix in some white choc chips as well. But for me these cookies are great just the way they are. I have another box of mix waiting in the cupboard just incase I have some unexpected guests or if I just feel eating a cookie. I would recommend these to you I never thought I would buy cake mixes but I was pleasantly surprised and will be buying this again.
For those of you who are interested in the nutritional values these are the numbers based on one cookie if you use the dough to make a total of 6 cookies. One cookie is 50g.
Energy - 235kcal
Fat - 10g
Sugar - 21.1g
And each one of those calories is very delicious!!