The Bottom LineThe flavor is what you'd expect from a packaged mix, but Betty Crocker's Gingebread Cookie Mix has revolutionized my gingerbread house making. No more measuring ingredients! It lives up to Betty Crocker's description. For building gingerbread houses, I give the mix 5 stars. For flavor, I give it 4 stars. I'm still sold!
Note: Don't confuse this product with Betty Crocker's Gingerbread Cake and Cookie Mix. They are two different items. This is a cookie mix only.
Suggested Retail Price: $2.29
Where to Buy: Most major supermarkets during Christmas holidays only
Would I Buy It? Definitely
How the Manufacturer Describes It
- Homemade cookies in 20 minutes.
- Makes 3 dozen 2-inch cookies.
- Allergy note: This products contains wheat, milk, egg and soy ingredients.
- Betty Crocker limited edition Gingerbread Cookie Mix is a real time saver. Only three ingredients are added to the mix -- butter or margarine, water and an egg.
- No need to purchase expensive spices for a once-a-year gingerbread-making project, and the option of using margarine instead of butter makes it more affordable.
- While the cookies are what you might expect from a mix, they do have adequate spice flavor. Where they shine, however, is in their sturdiness -- strong enough to support candy and icing for a gingerbread house.
- The claim of "Homemade cookies in 20 minutes" is a bit of an exaggeration. True, the mixing only takes 10 minutes, but rolling, cutting and baking takes more than an additional 10 minutes.
- The purchase price of $2.29 plus tax per package could be prohibitive. It takes two packages of Betty Crocker limited edition Gingerbread Cookie Mix to make one gingerbread house using this gingerbread house pattern.
- The flavor is close, but it's not homemade.