The Cookie Thing Review

The Cookie Thing

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Review:  By Nicole

 

Cookies…..Cookies….Cookies……Time for a confession.  I am not an outstanding baker.  Don’t get me wrong, I can make an amazing cake.  But, my skills are limited to just cakes.  Roll out a pie crust?  Okay, but don’t expect it to be pretty.  Roll out biscuit dough?  Okay, but you better not expect them to be uniform in size.  Roll out cookies?  Forget it.  I won’t even try.  That is, until now. 

 

The Cookie Thing has changed my views on rolling out cookies.  No longer do I fear uneven cookie sizes that lead to half a cookie sheet being under cooked, a few being perfectly cooked and a few being burned.  Nope.  Now, I can roll out cookies that are even in thickness.  And, the results impressed me to no end! 

The Cookie Thing Logo

 

The Cookie Thing is made with solid maple and comes with a roller and four varieties of measuring boards. Boards measure in depths of 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″, and 1/2″.  So, my favorite chocolate cookie recipe now results in 3 dozen perfectly cooked 1/8” cookies.  Not a single burned cookie in the batch! 

 

My son loved eating his chocolate doggie cookies.  I loved the fact that they looked like I bought them at a local bakery!  I’m seriously considering hosting a play date just to show off my amazing new cookie skills.

 

And, I am thrilled that using The Cookie Thing is incredibly easy!  After you prep your dough, you select your size guide for the thickness.  Then, you place you dough between two sheets of parchment paper.  Place the guides on both sides of your dough, but above the top sheet of parchment paper.  Then, roll out the dough.  As long as you roll the dough out till the roller is flat with the guides, your cookies will be the same thickness! 

The Cookie Thing     Place Cookie Dough Between Sheets of Parchment Paper 

Rolling the Cookie Dough using The Cookie Thing

After you roll out the dough, you can use whatever cut out you choose.  For my cookies, I used a dog shaped cookie cutter. 

The Cookie Thing     Cutting out the Cookies

 

Then, bake and cool! 

The Cookie Thing    Cool Cookies on a Wire Rack

 

The results, well they speak for themselves.  Look at these cookies!  I’m so proud! 

Cookies Made With The Cookie Thing

 Here is my recipe…….

Chocolate Rolled Cookies
 
Author:
Recipe type: Cookies
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1¼ cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. IN a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg. Gradually stir in the sifted ingredients to form a soft dough.
  3. Divide the dough into 2 pieces; flatten and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to ⅛ inch in thickness.
  6. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Dough is sticky so be sure to add more flour to the rolling surface as needed.
  7. Place cookie 1½ inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven.
  9. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

 Who should own this?

The simple answer is anyone who bakes cookies, pies or biscuits.  But, I really see this as a wonderful product for the following groups of people:

 

1)  Moms of young children (or adult children who love cookies…)

2)  Wives/Husbands/Roommates of a cookie/pie addict. 

3)  Anyone who routinely has to bake for bake sales. 

4)  Those who cater events or who operate a small distribution bakery. 

 

Where to Buy

For $49.95, you can purchase directly thru The Cookie Thing’s website.  

 

Reviewed by: Nicole

 

Note:  I was supplied with one The Cookie Thing for review.  No other compensation was received.  The review in this post is honest and my own.

 


Classic No Bake Cookies With a Twist!

No Bake Cookie Bars

Here is an old fashioned recipe with a new twist… Classic No Bake Cookies made into bars!  My Mom made these no bake cookies a lot when I was growing up.  She liked this recipes because you don’t have to bake the cookies…just cook them on the stove and they are ready to either drop by spoonfuls on waxed paper (for cookies) or spread in a buttered pan for bars.  Their chocolaty goodness is hard to resist!

Classic No Bake Cookies!

No Bake Cookies
 
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 stick butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats (uncooked)
  • 3 heaping tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Butter a 10 X 8 casserole dish
  2. Combine the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from the stove and quickly stir in the peanut butter until combined.
  4. Stir in the oats and vanilla. Quickly pour into the casserole dish and let cool completely before cutting into bars.
  5. Note: To make No Bake Cookies, drop the mixture by spoonfuls onto wax paper and let cool.

Ingredients….

No Bake Cookie Ingredients

 Butter the pan before you get started because the cookie mixture sets up in a hurry..

Buttering the Pan

 

Combine the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in a large saucepan.  Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.

No Bake Cookies

 

Boiling No Bake Cookies

 

Remove from the heat and quickly stir in the peanut butter until combined.

Adding Peanut Butter to No Bake Cookies

 

Stir in the oats and vanilla

Stir Oats into No Bake Cookies

 

Adding Vanilla to No bake Cookies

 

Quickly pour into the casserole dish and let cool completely before cutting into bars.  Note:  To make No Bake Cookies. drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper and let cool.

Pour No Bake Cookies into Pan

 

No Bake Cookies in the Pan

Coyote Oaties Gourmet Cookies For the Dessert Table or For Santa…

Coyote Oaties Cookies are perfect for all of the hungry elves in your house!  They are homemade ooey-gooey oatmeal cookies  that remind me of cookies my Grandma baked!  Each Coyote Oaties batch is made fresh everyday and shipped that same day.  The scrumptious Oatmeal & Chocolate,   Oatmeal & Walnuts, or Oatmeal with Raisin and Walnut Cookies may even arrive still warm!  Or how about their Dark Chocolate Cashew Coyote Oaties or Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Cashew Coyote Oaties?  And their list of delicious cookies doesn’t stop there!  They also feature White Chocolate Maccadamia Coyote Oaties, Milk Chocolate Walnut Coyote Oaties and Cherry White Chocolate Almond Cookies.  Everyone at our house LOVED these cookies!

Every cookie is made from the freshest ingredients available;  whole rolled oats, creamery butter, and cage free eggs.  You won’t find preservatives, trans fats or any of those artificial ingredients that you can’t pronounce.  You also won’t find white sugar or white flour.  These delicious cookies come from a quaint cookie bakery nestled  in the historic district of downtown Glendale Arizona where you’ll find the proprietors — Annette and Rebecca (a mother and daughter team).  

Even if you don’t know much about someone on your Holiday Gift List ( such as your kid’s school teachers, music teachers, dance teachers, etc) you can bet that they love cookies!  Who doesn’t?  Then pass it on….you can give them a Coyote Oaties Gift Certificate or make them a gift basket as I have done here……

I just included a cute little Holiday Tea Pot for their enjoyment with a selection of the Coyote Oatie cookies….What a welcome gift!

To view the YouTube Video of me making this Holiday Gift Basket, click here:  Coyote Oaties Gift Basket Video.

These amazing cookies can also be ordered in a Customized Engraved Wooden Crate  with a special Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Holiday’s message or even a company logo!  They would also make a great hostess gift for this busy holiday season.

Check out the Coyote Oaties Website:  www.Coyoteoaties.com and order yours online today.  Or, you can call them at 877-939-3949

I received samples of Coyote Oaties Cookies for this review and Holiday Gift Guide.  No compensation was received.  These are my true and honest opinions.

 

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