Channel Your Inner Cookie Monster with These Great Mixes From Krusteaz and Enjoy a Back-to-School Giveaway!

Fun cookie shapes!

The folks at Krusteaz are spoiling me again, this time with several great cookie mixes, just in time for back-to-school snacks or lunchbox treats. I was thrilled to open my latest box of goodies from Krusteaz. In addition to receiving two boxes each of six different cookie mixes (Meyer lemon, triple chocolate chunk, double peanut butter, brown sugar oatmeal, butter vanilla sugar and oatmeal scotchie), also included in the package were Curious Chef® cookie cutters and measuring spoons, a lunch bag, an oven mitt, two aprons, some recipes and a selfie stick. Sweet!

Krusteaz goodie package

So far I’ve made the Meyer Lemon cookies, which were great – light but not too tart. Gabe was surprised at how much he liked these, especially since he usually goes for cookies with chocolate of some form.

Meyer lemon cookies

Gabe also loves cookie cakes, so I decided to make one using the two boxes of the Triple Chocolate Chunk mix, following the directions on the box. Simply spread the cookie batter on a round pizza stone and cook according to the time on the box, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Cookie cake on Pampered Chef stone

After eating a few slices, we decided to test the new cookie cutters and make some cute stars, hearts and butterflies, which we decorated with cookie icing. So easy, and the kids love the fun shapes (and the icing, of course!)

Fun with cookie cutters

Happy cookies!

On to the Brown Sugar Oatmeal cookies. All I did with these was to follow the directions on the package, except I added a package of reduced-sugar Craisins to the mix. If you like your oatmeal cookies soft and chewy, let them sit on the cookie pan for several minutes before moving to a cooling rack. Want them nice and crispy instead? Bake for a couple more minutes, then immediately transfer to a cooling rack. Whichever way, chewy or crisp, these will be on my baking list for the upcoming holidays for sure — so simple to make!

Krusteaz Brown Sugar Oatmeal cookies with Craisins

One of the recipes that came with my package was for Peanut Butter chocolate sandwiches, which sounded awesome and easy to make. They were, and here’s the recipe because I know you will want to make these, too. I took them to the pool for my swim kids and lifeguards (and a couple of parents) and was repeatedly asked how to make them. They did not last long!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Sandwiches

Yum-oh!

Ingredients (makes approximately 28 sandwiches)

  • 1 package Krusteaz Double Peanut Butter cookie mix
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips (the original recipe called for ½ cup, but I doubled it for more chocolatey goodness.)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, mix together cookie mix, butter and egg until well blended. Scoop dough by rounded teaspoon and place on an ungreased cookie sheet (love my Pampered Chef large bar pan for this (and all of the cookies) because the bottom of the cookies cook evenly and don’t get too brown.)

Bake for 8-9 minutes. Remove from oven and flatten each cookie with a spatula. Return to oven and bake for another 2-3 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown.

Flatten cookies with spatula

Transfer half of the cookies to a plate, flat side up. Place several chocolate chips on each cookie, top with another hot cookie, slightly pressing them to help the chocolate to melt.

Place a cookie on top

Cool on a wire rack until the chocolate sets and then enjoy with a glass of milk or champagne.

Krusteaz peanut butter chocolate sandwiches

I still need to make the butter vanilla sugar and oatmeal scotchie cookies and am looking forward to both. Talk about cookie heaven! And you may be the lucky winner of some of that cookie heaven yourself. All you have to do is to leave a comment on this post and you will automatically be entered to win a prize pack of one box each of the cookie mixes mentioned above, an apron, an oven mitt and a lunchbox.

Krusteaz cookie mixes

Who wouldn’t want to win this? Just think of the fun you and your kids will have making and eating all of these awesome cookies! But make sure you comment on this post by Sunday, 09/13/15, by 6:00 pm, EST. Good luck!

Bon appétit!

Eat, drink and be merry!

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36 Responses to Channel Your Inner Cookie Monster with These Great Mixes From Krusteaz and Enjoy a Back-to-School Giveaway!

  1. johnsori says:

    I’m on a roll!

  2. Elena says:

    I would love to try these cookie mixes. Thank you!

  3. Carol W says:

    These look so good and so easy. I would love to try them. I love how you melted the chips between two of them. What a great idea. thanks for the chance

  4. Noreen says:

    My girls and I would love baking all of these cookies together.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Who doesn’t love cookies?!

  6. Melissa says:

    the only thing better than a cookie is a cookie sandwich!

  7. David says:

    We have tried a few of their cookie mixes. My favorite is the molten deep dish cookie, which you don’t have listed. We buy the Krusteaz cornbread mix almost exclusively.

  8. Oh these all look so good! Oh they would be so fun to make for after school snacks with school starting back tomorrow! Oh those peanut butter chocolate sandwich cookies look amazing!!!

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to try these mixes
    cricketlady29@hotmail.com

  10. Lauren says:

    I love making cookies with my kids!

  11. I’m such a chocolate lover, the chocolate chip chunk looks so delicious in the photo!
    thefiggtree@yahoo.com

  12. My family would have fun eating and decorating the cookies!

  13. Joan Kubes says:

    I’ve always loved Krusteaz mixes. They’re the best!

  14. Carolsue says:

    My niece and daughter would love to help make the Meyer Lemon cookies! So much goodness!
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  15. Sandra says:

    We enjoy baking. It’s fun for the whole family

  16. Ally says:

    Oooo, meyer lemon! That’s new to me, cookie-mix wise!

  17. These are making my mouth water. Im so hungry and now I really want to make cookies!

  18. Jessica To says:

    I would love to try the Triple Chocolate Chunk cookies!

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