Treat to Try: Creative Superfoods CookiesMarch 20, 2019 10:00 am Miriam Bowers Abbott
The Treat to Try category of edibles is typically reserved for ready-to-eat items. Not having to cook anything is part of what makes them a treat, right?
But the Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix from Dublin-based Creative Superfoods had such cute packaging, that it was worth several second looks. It’s a plain brown bag, bedecked with a label that uses several fonts to announce a cookie mix packed with 15 superfoods. Real superfoods, weird stuff like goji berries and babob*.
Tempting, but the dealmaker was this: You don’t have to make the whole package of cookies all at once. You can make 2-3 at a time. And all it takes is a quarter-cup of mix, 1 tablespoon of liquid, and a tablespoon of fat.
That sounds easy enough. And it actually is easy enough. For whatever reason, the chocolate chips are evenly mixed throughout the bag. They don’t sink to the bottom, which would make an inconsistent batch. For liquid, the directions let you use water or milk, and the fat options include oils and butter. Pretty much anything goes, so the test version used milk and melted butter.
The batter’s not sticky or gluey, like a conventional recipe, but it holds together well enough to make it to the pan. After 15 minutes in the oven, they’re darker and puffier than a conventional chocolate chip cookie. To be honest, they look a little healthy.
But on the taste scene? They are a legit treat. There’s something about the cookies that’s a little reminiscent of a toasty bran flavor, like the cereal. But they’re also soft and loaded with two kinds of premium chocolate chips that, warm from the oven, are hard to beat.
For those with restrictions, the mix itself is also non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan. YMMV, depending on what you add to the mix before baking. Creative superfoods also makes a breakfast cookie mix and a waffle mix. You can find its wares at the North Market, Huffmans, The Hills.
*Might as well list them all: Oats, hemp seed, lucuma, teff, cacao. Chia seed, sorghum, mesquite, quinoa, carrot, psyllium, goji berries, flax seed, babob and buckwheat.
For more information, visit creativesuperfoods.com.