A Line of GF Cookies, Crumbles and Baking Mixes
Product Description: Ginnybakes presents a line of GF packaged goods as well as mixes. They were founded in 2010, are gluten-free, USDA organic, non-GMO, kosher and also have one vegan product. Their motto is “indulge mindfully”. We asked them to send us some samples and we received their Naked Love Butter Crisp cookie mix, the Coconut Oatmeal Bliss mini cookies and the Double Chocolate Happiness prepared cookies.
Naked Love Butter Crisp cookie baking mix (finished product seen below): Organic Gluten Free Brown Rice Flour, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Baking Soda, Sea Salt, Xanthan Gum.
Coconut Oatmeal Bliss GinnyMinis (seen below): Organic Gluten Free Rolled Oats, Organic Butter, Organic Dark Raisins, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Shredded Coconut, Organic Gluten Free Oat Flour, Organic Liquid Eggs, Organic Light Brown Sugar, Organic Walnuts, Organic Potato Starch, Baking Soda, Organic Pure Vanilla Extract, Sea Salt, Organic Ground Cinnamon, Xanthan Gum.
Double Chocolate Happiness: Organic Butter, Organic Gluten-Free Brown Rice Flour, Organic Dark Chocolate Chips, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Liquid Eggs, Organic Dark Brown Sugar, Organic Cacao Powder, Organic Pure Vanilla Extract, Baking Soda, Sea Salt, Organic Potato Starch, Citric Acid, Baking Powder.
Test Kitchen Overview: The Coconut Oatmeal Bliss minis come in small 1.25 ounce packages holding about 5 cookies; there are 6 packages to a box. At a total of 160 calories a package, these made a nice, indulgent snack in taste and serving size. They are crisp and buttery and had a nice balanced flavor of coconut, oats and cinnamon. We liked these a lot. The chocolate cookies had a rich flavor but there was something in the aftertaste that interfered. Our favorite experience was the Naked Love Butter Crisp mix.We mixed up a batch in less than 4 minutes – seriously – and the cookies were indeed buttery, crispy and very tasty.
Pros: We liked the snack size portioning of the mini cookies. It’s nice to have a set amount and also, because they are small, you get to have many! The coconut oat flavor and crisp texture was a hit. The chocolate cookies will satisfy, if perhaps you are not used to making your own. The mix was our favorite of the three. We baked half plain and added semisweet morsels and walnuts to the other half and we liked this flexibility. If you like a crisp chocolate chip cookie, you will love this variation. The texture of the basic cookie itself is slightly sandy, which we absolutely love and found quite addictive. A bit salty, a bit sweet, loads of butter flavor. Frankly we couldn’t stop eating them.
Cons: Note that while they say they are vegan on their site, many of the mixes do suggest butter and eggs and many of the products contain them, so you have to be aware and read the labels. They do have a vegan cookie, the Dreamy Vegan Delight and three of their ginnybars are vegan (Love & Nuts; Karma, Love and Apricot; Peace, Love and Apple).
Suggested Use: The pre-packaged minis are good for an on-the-go snack. The mix was very easy to make and would be a great addition to a baking gift basket or as a hostess gift for a GF friend. The chocolate cookies could be served as a basic chocolate GF cookie.
Where to Buy: Direct from Ginnybakes.com. Also several of their cookie flavors can also be found at select Target locations through October.
Price at Time of Review:
Naked Love mix makes approximately 30 cookies for $6.99
The minis come in a box of 6 small individual packages for $6.49.
One 5.5 ounce box of the chocolate cookies contains about 11 cookies for $5.99.
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Bakepedia received this product as a gift for review. All opinions are the reviewer’s own.