For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE and TODDLERS 2 YEARS+
There’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked cookies. No matter what happened in your day or how you may be feeling, you can’t help but get a smile on your face when that delicious aroma whiffs past your nose. Plus, the taste of cookies straight from the oven tend to bring you back to your carefree childhood days, and taste a whole heck-of a lot better than the ones you buy from store shelves too.
It’s just actually buying the countless number of ingredients and spending the time measuring them all that usually puts a damper on the whole “fresh-baked” experience. I mean, how many times have you been in the mood from some fresh-from-the-oven treats when you come to realize that you don’t have enough flour, or you just plain don’t feel like having to measure out every single ingredient?!
And that is where The Half-Baked Cookie Company comes in. With all the “dry” ingredients pre-packaged for your convenience, all you need is some oil, an egg (or some kind-of vegan substitute), and your cookies will be done in about 12 minutes from start time!
THE PRODUCT: As a family company, The Half-Baked Cookie Company has made it their mission to show people that baked goods can be more than just "really good... for being gluten-free," but can taste just as good, if not better, than traditional baked goods. By doing “half the work” by making the mix, you as the consumer are able to do the other half by adding a [flax] egg and some [coconut] butter (or their substitutes) and baking them to create an amazing gluten-free homemade treat – hence the name “Half-Baked”.
Presented in pretty boxes, as opposed to bags, not only do Half-Baked Cookies come in their own instant gift box, they are also resuable and a convenient way to store extra cookie dough if you don't feel like baking the whole batch at once. (Just put the other half back into the container and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months). Or, you can eat it just like that – because who doesn’t love raw cookie dough?!
Gluten-free, wheat-free, nut-free, vegetarian, and non-GMO, there are 7 delicious cookie flavors to choose from, 1 biscotti, and even an all-purpose flour mix so you can make tons of freshly baked [gluten-free] products right from home. So whether you are more of a Sugar Cookie or Chocolate Chip Cookie kind-of a person, or you like unique flavors like Blueberry White Chocolate or Ginger Chai, you are sure to find [at least one] flavor that you just got to have in your pantry “in case of an emergency”.
NUTRITION-WISE: As mentioned, all of The Half-Baked Cookie Company products are gluten-free, wheat-free, nut-free, vegetarian, and non-GMO (with the majority being vegan as well). Made with their custom gourmet gluten-free flour blend as well as organic sugar(s), and other scrumptious fruits, nuts, oats, seeds, and/or spices depending on the flavor, all of the ingredients are sure to be of the utmost quality since that is what The Half-Baked Cookie Company is all about.
With each rounded spoonful (of unmixed cookie dough) coming in at around 40-50 calories depending on the flavor, you will also find around 0-3 grams of healthy fats, 0-1 grams of fiber, and 4-6 grams of sugar. Now add in your healthy egg and fat options, and the nutritional profile is boosted even higher.
*Made with all gluten-free and non-GMO ingredients, and relatively low in sugar, the cookies by The Half-Baked Cookie Company really are a [pretty] healthy and safe bet where cookies are concerned. Plus the fact that you are able to add in your own organic egg (or egg substitute) and healthy fat option (instead of opting for butter), these cookies really are a nice sweet treat for anyone who is at that “cookie eating age”. And while I personally prefer to not give my toddler cookies and sweets until he gets to be a couple years older, I know that I’m not in the norm and so will say that these would be a great option for kids of [almost] any age. However, if your child is lactose-intolerant, please be aware that the flavors with White Chocolate Chips do contain dairy.
WHERE TO BUY: The Half-Baked Cookie Company products can be purchased directly through their website.
FINAL THOUGHTS: I love how more and more companies have jumped onto the gluten-free bandwagon and realized that this way of eating is truly here to stay. However, you still have to be leery of companies who post that labeling on their products since they may be using a lot of other unhealthy ingredients and flavorings to make up for their lack of gluten.
Fortunately there are companies like The Half-Baked Cookie Company that have not only excelled at making great tasting gluten-free cookies, their cookies are great compared to “the real thing” too. In fact, nobody will even know they are gluten-free. Plus, all of their products are non-GMO and contain many organic ingredients as well, helping to ensure that the sweet treat you are enjoying isn’t going to throw off your typical healthy way of eating.
And possibly best of all, The Half-Baked Cookie Company products are so convenient that you can literally have a bowl full of cookie dough in a matter of seconds, or a full plate of cookies in minutes – with all of the benefits (ie, delicious aromas) that baking them from scratch will give you! You can even customize each batch to your own liking by adding in extra nuts, berries, etc. or even substituting the egg and oil for an avocado – I know it sounds weird, but trust me on this one!
Try any or all of The Half-Baked Cookie Company products today and see for yourself how amazingly delicious half-baked, gluten-free cookies can be.
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