Little Joe and I cracked the tub open yesterday morning and scooped out six tablespoonfuls of the goodness onto a cookie sheet. I had every intention of giving him one and having one myself, then saving one for Baby A (who took a morning nap yesterday, thereby allowing said cookie baking).
And a little up-close look at the goodness:
Hmmmmmmmmmm. Little Joe escaped with two. Baby A... he'll just have to sample them another time.
Appearance: Lovely. Though the directions called for 10-12 minutes of baking, I pulled mine out by nine minutes--plenty brown for my taste.
Texture: Slightly grainy around the edges (typical of pre-made dough), but soft and chewy inside.
Difficulty in preparation: Nil, duh! The Betty Crocker gluten free choco chip cookie mix yields both a slightly more delicious cookie and 8-10 more cookies per batch compared to this pre-made dough, but I readily admit to loving the benefit of a home-baked cookie without the mess of raw-egg contaminated mixing bowl and spoon. Yeah I know. But this blog is the domestic apologist, not the domestic dish-doing diva.
Cost: Fred Meyer's shelf price for a tub is $4.99, but the little computer fairies in Fred Meyer's system spit out a $1 off coupon for me at the check stand a few weeks ago, dropping my price to $3.99. And I just saw the dough on sale at another local grocer for $3.79. Compare that to $3.99-$6.70 (!!!) for a dry cookie mix (to which you add the price of butter and eggs), I consider this a pretty good deal.
Rating: Cheap G-Free Gold Star, when bought on coupon or on sale.
So there it is. Confession: I may or may not have baked six more with Sean last night. Don't tell Baby A.