Friday, May 14, 2010

Never Too Hot for Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tomorrow, May 15, is "National Chocolate Chip Day" and one way to celebrate is with chocolate chip cookies.  Recipes for these come in all varieties but what if you think it's just too hot to bake your own but you don't want dry mass produced cookies or bakery bought cookies either?  Is the "Warm Delights" product line from Betty Crocker a good choice if you are looking for a warm chocolate chip cookie fix?

I bought this product, the "Fudgy Chocolate Chip Cookie" single serving microwavable cookie mix a while back from Kroger when it was on sale and I had a coupon -- you know your Chocolate Priestess is a big fan of sale combined with coupons.  Once made, this is supposed to have 340 calories, 5g saturated fat, 1g trans fat, 280mg sodium, 2g fiber, 39g sugars, 4g protein and 2% calcium and 10% iron an adult needs daily.  A reminder about trans fat: You should not consume more than 3 grams of it a day but labeling only requires it be listed once it hits the 0.5g mark so it may be in a lot of products you eat so be careful please.  The healthier your life, the more chocolate you'll be able to enjoy.  But the good news is that this is a big cookie, about 5 inches across, so I don't know why you'd need or want more than one of them.

In terms of smell, it smells just like a chocolate chip cookie which it should since the label confirms both chocolate solids and liquor.  No big surprise that it is a very sweet cookie given the amount of sugar in it and the fact that is the first ingredient listed.  Frankly it is a bit too sweet for me and it would drown out the chocolate if not for the fudgy frosting you can spread on top if it; here in the photo you can see I did crossed, wavy lines as my pattern.  It baked in the time listed and didn't require any more water than 1 Tbsp even though I have  a fairly powerful mircowave that can easily overcook things.  It required a spoon to eat so not really very cookie like in that sense.  It also was more cookie dough like in texture than a baked cookie.

Is this the best chocolate chip cookie mix I've ever made or tried?  No but it isn't the worst either.  If you can find it on sale and have a coupon and you really want a chocolate chip cookie but don't want to heat up your oven, give it a try.  For me, I'll probably eat some chocolate chip ice cream to honor tomorrow's fun holiday depending on the weather.

Sisters and Brothers, may you, too, take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.

2 comments:

wyrenth said...

There's just something warm and comforting about fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies that a microwave can't reproduce, though. :)

TheChocolatePriestess said...

I agree, wyrenth. I'm glad you commented. Comments from our readers helps motivate us to keep trying products, reading the mass media and watching the news about our Sacred Substance.