'Twas a day or two before Thanksgiving and all through my house, was a lady scrambling to make a lot of stuff. Maybe you felt the same way too. Tuesday night was filled with making goodies for potlucks at work. Wednesday night was filled with making things for Thanksgiving.
Early observations about the directions
To make my life easier, I picked up this brand new cookie set from Trader Joe's. Three separate tins, three separate flavors of cookies. Now, by no means does this mean you need to make all three in one sitting. But I figured with a class of hungry teenagers, the cookies will either sit there or be demolished within minutes.
I'm happy to report, that there were no leftover cookies from this set. And yes, I made all three in one evening.
Now, there is one minor problem with making all three of these: all three recipes require the oven to be at 3 different temperatures. So, I started with the triple chocolate cookies which required the oven to be at 325F and went in order until I reached the cinnadoodle cookies which required the oven to be at 375F.
But truth be told, by the time the next batch went into the oven, the oven had adjusted in time. So no deal-breaker on that point.
So here is a quick guide on each of these flavors:
Triple Chocolate Cookie
These were my favorite out of the bunch. However, the dough seemed more crumbly than tacky. And using a cookie scoop I only got about 12 cookies rather than the 18. Nonetheless, they came out really well,
Toffee Oat Cookies
These were a pretty solid oatmeal cookies with little toffee chips in them. This mix I was able to get the 18 cookies out of the mix. The time in the oven led to soft cookies, but if you prefer crispy cookies, I'd leave them in a bit longer.
Yes, there are basically just snickerdoodle cookies. I'm not sure why they deviated from the name. But regardless, I only got 12 cookies out of this mix as well. These spread a lot more than expected. These need time to cool on the cookie sheet before being moved to a cooling rack as they were very soft.
But overall, this was a solid set. They are well packaged making them a great gift idea. The set is priced at $8.99. Not cheap, like the way you'd get a boxed mix or three on sale. But as a nice gift set or something to make in a pre-holiday panic, it is a pretty solid set.
Now, if you looking at this and saying "Oh look three separate tins. I'll give those as three separate gifts." You are out of luck. There is one single lid here.
Would I buy this again? I would consider buying Trader Joe's Cookie Trio Set again next season as well.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The container of Trader Joe's Cookie Mix Trio:
Calories and ingredients
After being baked, you get (sorry about the cell phone picture. I was tired when this all was done):
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Trader Joe's Cookie Trio Set
Product Name: Trader Joe's Cookie Trio Set
Product Description: A new seasonal, holiday cookie gift set from Trader Joe's.
Trader Joe's Cookie Trio Set is a new but seasonal cookie set.
- Three solid cookie options
- Nice for gift-giving
- The cookies didn't stand a chance against a group of teenagers.
- Most of the price here is in the packaging.
- Requires the oven to be at three different temperatures
- Priced a bit high at almost $9