The next time you take a stroll down the baking aisle at your local grocery store, take a look at the baking mixes. Where there used to be just cake and brownie mixes, there are now all kinds of different options, including cookie mixes. Cake mixes tend to have an ultra-soft texture to them that is unique to cake mixes, while the cookie mixes, on the other hand, strive to create something that actually tastes like homemade – and have ingredient lists that are much, much closer to the “real thing.” Naturally, I had to try my hand at one of these mixes to see how it turned out and I selected the Betty Crocker Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix, as I recently made a batch of homemade Peppermint Snickerdoodles to compare it with.
The mix includes all of the dry ingredients for the cookie dough and a packet of cinnamon sugar mix that is used tfor rolling the dough before baking. Unlike a cake mix, where you’re simply adding oil and water, this cookie mix calls for real butter and eggs, which are beaten into the mix. The dough was easy to work with and there was more than enough of the cinnamon sugar mixture to cover all of the cookies (it could have done another batch of them, probably). The finished cookies look good and came out with the attractive, crackly tops that I like to see on snickerdoodles. More importantly, the cookies tasted great. They were crisp at the edges and nicely chewy at the center, with good flavors of butter, cinnamon and vanilla.Â They were slightly more tender than some homemade snickerdoodles, and a lot less dense than any storebought snickerdoodles I’ve ever tasted, but overall I don’t think that anyone would have thought to question whether they were homemade cookies or not.
The mix isn’t going to replace homemade cookies – certainly not in my kitchen! – but I can see that it saves mise-in-place and is definitely handy if you want to bake cookies but don’t have a well-stocked kitchen at your disposal (say, baking at the home of a family member). The cookies are much better than any cookies that come from the refrigerated section of the store (such as tube doughs) and it’s easy to make small additions – using a different flavor of extract or adding nuts, chocolate chips or coconut for variety – to make the cookies your own even if they’re not completely homemade.
elaine murphyJanuary 15, 2011
Can u tell me is there dairy in this cookie mix? I know on the package it has the U and D but in reading the ingreadents I did not see dairy listed.
My grandson has dairy allergies and we did not give him any, but I know he would have liked them.
Please let me know.
This is regarding the Snickerdoodle cookie mix.
GailFebruary 25, 2011
These were the biggest hit ever with the grandkids!! But the groceries aren’t carrying them any more. How can I get my hands on these mixes?
CindyMarch 11, 2011
I too cannot find this product in the grocery stores. Purchased several packages during the holidays and these cookies were terrific! Where can I order more and when will they be back in the stores, hope I dont have to wait until next Christmas!
Mary EllenNovember 3, 2011
If I needed to substitute the egg out for allergy reasons, what do you think the best substitute would be for cookies?
NicoleNovember 3, 2011
Mary Ellen – I think that flax seed would make a good substitute for the eggs in a recipe like this one. I’s a fairly common substitute in vegan (egg free) recipes.
Here are some guidelines for egg replacers and substitutes, with recipes: http://bakingbites.com/2009/06/what-is-egg-replacer/
NaunDecember 5, 2011
I made three dozen snickerdoodles yesterday and there might be 6 left. It was definitely at hit in my house.
Hopefully, I can find them again before the holidays are over.
Jan LowryDecember 22, 2011
Can I order Betty Crocker snickerdoodle mix.
Cannot find in stores after Christmas.
Greatest cookie there is.
DonnaJanuary 4, 2012
1st time ever used a cookie mix! Easy, quick and soooo delicious! No mixes left on the shelves @ any of the local markets!
katieDecember 22, 2012
I tried making these cookies this morning and they were way too sticky to roll into the balls to place in the sugar mix. I added more flour but couldn’t get it to the right consistency. Not sure if it was because i was doing 2 packs. Help. Really wanted to make these cookies
LindaJanuary 26, 2013
The stores only carried the Snickerdoodle cookie mix at Christmas. How can I get the mix other times of the year? I family likes them better then the other mixes. HELP
Marie MiglinMarch 1, 2013
I have tried to buy more packages of these delicious cookie mix packages in 5 different stores( Pubix) in Florida. Have not had any luck. Today one of the managers told me that they are only sent to the stores at holiday time. I am very disappointed . I would like to be able to buy more of them. Can you tell me if they will be in stores all year long? Or is there Someplace I can buy them now?
Thanks for any help you can give me
Florida & Upstate NY
MelodyApril 29, 2013
I feel for all you guys out there that want this item! I have a package right now and I want to know if I can use this to make anything other than the cookies? Like maybe bars with something added? Help me please!