Ladies, gentleman and all those in between, today I have the pleasure of introducing you to the magic that is Cut&Bake cookies.
I spotted them on Twitter a while back and immediately fell in love with the concept.Â Â Readymade cookie dough that you buy in little tubes, all you need to do is um, Cut&Bake!
I think we can all agree that nothing beats freshly baked cookies, but it can be a bit of a hassle preparing dough and cleaning up etc.Â Cut&Bake takes care of all that nonsense!
I was lucky enough to be invited to the Cookie Dough HQ today, here is what I found.
First up, I got welcomed by the lovely Johanna (she is a bit of a flirt, she won me over in seconds)
Moving along my eyes found this, balls of amazing cookie dough resting.Â The dough gets lovingly mixed by hand, only the egg and sugar mix gets whipped up in a stand mixer, honestly who has time for that anyway.
Tamara then showed me how they roll the cookie dough into little tubes prior to packaging.
Quite the perfectionist, the tubes get measured to be sure they confirm to standards. These babies might look like your average cookie dough but I assure you these are works of mouth-art.Â The dough contains no preservatives and is made using only South African ingredients.
The recipes have been handed down to Tamara by her Grandma Eva, family secrets you see, I’m sure Johanna guards them well.
I couldn’t really contain my excitement much longer so I grabbed my samples and headed out, Johanna was so sad to see me go.Â We shall meet again my love!
Back home it was time to try these babies out.Â First up, Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Then its a simple matter of Cut
After 8-10 minutes, take them out and let them cool slightly.Â (Good luck, the smell will drive you bonkers and you will probably burn yourself trying to eat them straight out of the oven).
These cookies are really something else, don’t overbake them and eat them while they are still slightly warm, you will not be dissapointed!
It was a grueling battle between Choc Chunk and Peanut Butter, but in the end Peanut Butter emerged victorious.
Cut&Bake’s strapline is “You just can’t get enough!” and never hasÂ a truer word been spoken, I am hooked! I see many a rematch in my near future.
Currently Cut&Bake is available at the Cape Quarter Spar, the Superette in Woodstock, the market at the Old Biscuit Mill and a few other outlets.Â Â They are rapidly expanding so look out for them in a store near you soon!