Shirley J products. Not only does Shirley J make cooking easier - just like they promise, but they are also perfect for gift-giving. And since it is officially November, I feel like I can start blogging about great ideas for holiday gifts!
First, I reviewed the Mugging! Mixes, and Booking Daughter and I agreed that these products are as delicious as they are adorable. Then I was lucky enough to try out a few of the Slow Cooker Seasonings -- you can read my review here. Booking Daughter loved the French Dip sandwiches so much that she's always asking for them.
My most recent experience with Shirley J products is the cookie mix line; and surprise, surprise... I love them too. I received an assortment of cookies mixes, but the three that most appealed to me were the Oatmeal Jumbles, the Coconutty Macaroons, and the Classic Sugar Cookies. Shirley J also makes a Soft Ginger Molasses Cookie Mix along with a New York B&W Cookie Mix. I just love the variety of cookie types!
Because these products have Shirley J's name on them, they are not only delicious but also extremely simple to make. For example, the Oatmeal Jumbles required just water and butter. (Some mixes just require water!) You can make regular, soft oatmeal cookies or you can add a cup of chocolate chips, nuts or raisins. I decided instead to add Craisins and I was extremely happy with the results. The cookies were so good that I served them to my parents and didn't even mention that they weren't exactly "homemade."
There are so many things to love about Shirley J products, and especially the Cookie Mixes. First of all, the cookies are extremely versatile. You can make the basic cookie recipe, but there are always instructions on how to make them a little more special. In addition, I love how quick the cookies are to prepare. All you have to do is add an ingredient or two, and in a few minutes, you have delicious, warm cookies!
The Shirley Cookie Mixes are reasonably priced at $9.95 and make fantastic gifts... for yourself or your friends. I think these mixes are perfect for the holiday season because even the busiest person can find the time to make a batch or two of these cookies.
Once again, the fine folks at Shirley J have offered to provide one lucky Booking Mama reader with a five pack assortment of cookies mixes. To enter, just fill out the form below before November 18th at 11:59 p.m. ET. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!