Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Bollocks to Baking (sort of): Scarlet's Cookie Mixes

It's not exactly a surprise that I enjoy baking. But I'm more careful about when i bake these days. I work from home, I have housemates that are out and about all over the place and sometimes, I end up with five batches of cookies and an empty house all weekend.

And you can guess what happens to them.

It's the same with sending cookies and cakes as presents. Unless you know you're sending them to someone will a full house, you might just send when they're going away, or when their office is shut. Suddenly your generous gift of a dozen cupcakes goes to waste. No one wants cake to go to waste.

So I'm intrigued by the cookie mixes from Scarlet. Still a very lovely gesture, but without ensuring that someone is in to collect your parcel and worrying all day that no one will be there and it's the weekend and the cake will go bad. Instead, just send them a mix to make their own cookies. Each mix is £12 and you can get gluten free options for an extra couple of pounds. There's everything from white chocolate and cranberry, to rainbow cookie mix with colourful smarties. Your lucky recipient just needs to add an egg and some butter.

Then minutes later, they've got cookies. They feel like they've done fabulous baking goodness, you feel like an awesome friend. Everyone wins.

3 comments:

  1. I've bought these (and their ready made cookies) at my local farmers market and they are fab!

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  2. I made these last year for Xmas presents - you just need a big jar. So long as you get the right quantities of flour and sugar you can vary how much chocolate/ m&ms/ nuts etc to ensure your jar is packed tight.

    Blue Skies
    Charlotte xx

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  3. I love gifts in a jar, I get the little monsters to knock up a batch of cookie mix or hot chocolate mix for the aunt's uncles and granparents for christmas, more usefull than anything else they make, god luv 'em.

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