So Holiday season is in full swing at Trader Joe's. So many seasonal items are hitting shelves that it is almost hard to keep up. So, I'm going to tackle the bake-at-home mixes that are hitting shelves. So specifically if you haven't seen them yet there is this Trader Joe's Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix, Trader Joe's Pfeffernusse Cookie Mix, and Trader Joe's Stroopwafel Cake Baking Mix.
Yes, there are other seasonal items that have returned yet again like Trader Joe's Chocolate Peppermint Loaf. But those three mixes are all new for 2020.
So in short, this mix is a basic chocolate chip cookie mix. The key difference here is that there are white chocolate chunks and peppermint bits.
The directions are pretty straightforward. Whip up the butter with a mixer. However, with a hand mixer I found the dough didn't come together nicely. Once I started mixing it with my hand it came together like the directions stated.
Once I had a nice dough, then I could scoop these and get them on a cookie sheet.
My mix made just over 20 cookies.
Cooking time was pretty much spot on and these didn't rise much in the oven. They are relatively flat but that makes these show off their contents: chocolate, white chocolate, and peppermint bits.
Out of the oven they came out crisp on the bottom and soft enough on top. They do spread out so take that into consideration when you are baking these.
These don't scream candy cane. But they are a subtle nod to a minty flavor. Yes, the candy cane bits do stand out. But if you aren't a fan of white chocolate then you might want to pass these over.
These remind me a bit of peppermint bark more than just peppermint.
As far as the chunks go, there are wide pieces of both white and chocolate in this, but they aren't thick chunks by any measure of the imagination.
Overall, I liked this, but it is pretty close to a basic chocolate chip cookie mix with some white chocolate and candy cane bits mixed in.
And I'm not personally wild for the white chocolate element. But if you need a quick and easy mix for the holidays, then this is still pretty solid. Plus it is priced decently at $3.99. But this is a seasonal item, so once they run out it is likely done for the season.
And if you want more of a chocolate peppermint cookie, then follow the directions on Trader Joe's Chocolate Peppermint loaf and make the cookies according to the directions on the package.
Would I buy this again? For me Trader Joe's Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix is a one time purchase. It was solid, but nothing that stands out.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
A visual rundown
The package of Trader Joe's Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix:
The nutritional information and the ingredients
After being cooked you get:
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Trader Joe's Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix
Product Name: Trader Joe's Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix
Product Description: Trader Joe's Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix is a seasonal baking mix.
Trader Joe's Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix is a seasonal mix.
- A good chocolate chip cookie
- Easy mix with only 2 added ingredients
- With a hand mixer the dough didn't form nicely.
- Solid cookie mix, but nothing you couldn't easily make at home