Disclosure: This product was sent to us free of charge for the purpose of this review. However, as per my disclaimer, this review represents our honest opinion of the product.
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Manufacturer’s Description: A unique way to say thank you, to your teacher, teaching assistant or someone special. Personalise with your own message. The mix makes a batch of 10 double chocolate cookies, just add an egg and some butter.
Review: Teachers gifts are one of the unwritten rules of being a parent – a little something to give your child’s teacher at the end of the school year, to thank them for being there for your child for the past year. Zac and Lily sent me a few of their Cookie Mix gifts – one to pass on to Georgie’s beloved teacher, and another to bake so we could try out the mix.
The first impressions were great – I love the packaging, the font, the yellow ribbon – all of it comes together to make a really attractive gift. The idea of giving something that can be made into a tasty treat & enjoyed really appeals to me, as I’m sure primary teachers get a little frustrated with having piles of slogan covered mugs and so on!
Inside the tub is a bag filled with all the dry ingredients needed to make a batch of 10 double chocolate cookies, including a generous amount of white chocolate chunks. You add the wet ingredients from your own cupboards – one egg and 50g of (melted) butter. I already had both of these to hand at home, as I suspect most people do – butter (or baking margarine in my case) and eggs being pretty staple ingredients in most houses.
The mixture came together really well and the ingredients printed on a sticker on the bag were easy to follow. Basically melt the butter, and throw everything into one bowl, stir, and then shape on a baking tray. It makes 10 cookies, each one a decent size.
The cookies tasted great, and we all squabbled over them a bit to be honest! Their website states that they only use quality ingredients (Belgian chocolate, etc) and I am inclined to believe it as the chocolate chunks were delicious, and the cookies that perfect balance of crunchy and soft.
I used stork instead of butter so they might have tasted even better had I used the real deal – although James assured me it was hard to believe it was possible. He was a big fan!
I think these cookie kits from Zac and Lily are a great idea – something a little bit different and as I said before they look great too. At just £5 per kit plus postage, they are reasonably priced, too. 5 stars for this sweet (in every meaning of the word!) teachers gift.