Curious to see if their taste lived up to their great expectations, I tried out the Oatmeal Cherry Cookie Mix ($9/bag). I won't lie — my expectations on the taste level were pretty mediocre. But, much to my delight (and to the delight of my children!) the mix was a hit in my kitchen.
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The cookies were a cinch to make — just add a bit of olive oil, applesauce, and vanilla extract and you've got yourself a plate full of sweets. The lack of butter and sugar makes for a more fragile cookie so it's best to follow directions and wait for the cookies to cool before removing them from the tray. (You can substitute vegan butter for the olive oil, which I may be tempted to try next time) Once I allowed the morsels to cool, I had a nice display of the cherry and chocolate oatmeal discs that were begging for bites.
And bite away I did. Unlike most cookies, these don't leave you with greasy fingertips, lubed up lips, and double the calories and fat. Instead, you can take comfort in the caramel pods, the cherry bits, and the vegan chocolate morsels, (which taste just like the real deal), and feel good knowing you've ingested some brain empowering chia seeds, protein, fiber, and vitamins to keep you strong and healthy. Sounds like maybe a Purely Elizabeth cookie a day will be enough to keep the doctor away. Next up on my test kitchen? The Purely Elizabeth Perfect Pancake Mix!