Pillsbury Cookie Mix Review and Recipes
Two Recipes from One Mix
Fast Homemade Taste
Craving chocolate chip oatmeal cookies? Try the Pillsbury Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk cookie mix for fast and easy homemade taste at less than the price of store bought Chips Ahoy or other brands. As the mother of 5 kids, I'm always looking for cookies that taste great but don't take much time. I usually by the Krusteaz Cookie mixes but saw a coupon for the Pillsbury Cookie Mix at my local store, so I thought I'd try them.
As you can see from the picture, I made two versions of the cookie. The flat cookie is the one made with the recipe right on the box. See my recipe below for the chunkier version which adds raisins and more oatmeal, or my table for other variations.
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How You Can Change Boxed Cookie Mix
Thicker, softer cookies
1/2 cup flour
1 cup oatmeal
Thick and Chewy Cookies
1/2 cup steel cut oatmeal
1/2 cup sugar
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup peanut butter (reduce margarine to 1/4 cup) and add 1/4 to 1/2 cup flour if batter is too thin
1 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup raisins, 1/2 cup nuts, 1 tea. cinnamon
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Butterscotch Cookies
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
Overall, I'd give the mix a 5 for taste and ease of preparation (we had hot cookies from the oven in about 15 minutes). I'd probably go down to a 4 for appearance, but maybe that's because the cookie really doesn't look like the one on the box with chocolate chunks sticking out. The chunks are definitely in there, as you can see from the pictures of the mix, but unless you took them out and stuck them on top of the cookie before baking, they won't look like the cookie on the box (but of course all of us look better photoshopped!).
Great Cookie for the Price and Convenience: At around $2.00 for the mix without a coupon, these cookies were a great deal. They were not quite as easy as just opening a bag, but they were hardly more work than Pillsbury Cookie Dough. All I had to add was 1 stick of margarine and an egg. There were plenty of chocolate chunks to make the cookies tasty and you can make 36 small cookies (2 inches) or 24 larger cookies (3 inches) depending on what you like.
Better and Cheaper than Store-Bought Cookies: Buying a store bought chocolate chip cookie like Chips Ahoy runs at least $3.00 at my store and the cookies are nowhere near as good as the Pillsbury Mix, which people would think are made from scratch unless you told them. They are much better than the rolls of dough you buy too, which always have a funny aftertaste. Pillsbury mix cookies are not quite as good as my best homemade chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, but those use expensive chocolate chips and probably cost about twice as much to make.
Favorite Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
What do you like in your Oatmeal Cookies?
I can't leave a recipe alone, so when I took the first batch out and tried them, I was impressed but decided to mix up something different for the second batch. I really like Oatmeal Cookies with lots of oatmeal in them, and my son likes his with raisins, so I added a little of both. This made a much chunkier cookie that was softer and less crispy than the original. We liked them both. It only took another minute to mix in the extra ingredients. The original mix is very moist, so you could do lots of variations. See my chart, or try my recipe below. The more you alter a mixed cookie, the more you make it like your own homemade brand!
- Prep time: 5 min
- Cook time: 10 min
- Ready in: 15 min
- Yields: 42 cookies
- 1 package Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix, (Pillsbury)
- 1 egg
- 1 stick margarine or butter
- 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
- 1/2 cup raisins
- Soften margarine by letting it sit on the counter or melt for 10-15 seconds in microwave. Add egg and Pillsbury Cookie Mix. Beat with a mixer for 1 minute.
- Add 1 cup oatmeal and 1/2 cup raisins. Mix until blended.
- Cover cookie sheet with parchment or grease. Spoon out cookie dough on sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes or until light brown.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Raisin Cookies
|Serving size: 1 cookie|
|Calories from Fat||18|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 2 g||3%|
|Saturated fat 1 g||5%|
|Carbohydrates 22 g||7%|
|Sugar 11 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 2 g||4%|
|Cholesterol 9 mg||3%|
|Sodium 110 mg||5%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|