Ready for a scary fact? There are only 10 Saturdays left until the week of Christmas.
And if you are like me, you have eleventy gillion things to do between now and then. Like prepare gifts for your kids teachers, bake something for the class party, plan meals for several family gatherings…oh and somewhere in there manage to shower regularly and keep the house picked up too.
Ah yes, the hustle and bustle of “the most wonderful time of the year” has arrived…and if I’m going to stay on top of things I need all the help I can get.
That’s why this year when I’m baking cookies for the Jackson’s teachers at gifts, I’ll be using Among Friends Baking Mixes.
Among Friends, LLC, is the creation of two friends, Suzie Miller and Lizann Anderson. Like many such ventures, it began over a cup of coffee (and involved a cookie, of course). This was a mouthwatering cookie, with memorable taste and texture, handcrafted by Suzie. That’s when Lizann got out her wooden spoon. She vowed to make Suzie’s cookies dense with nutrition without sacrificing great taste.
Knowing that most healthy cookies seemed to taste like the card board they were packaged in, these two friends set out to do something different. Among Friends mixes reflect a desire to share healthy baked goods with discriminating palates. The goal is simple: to help people fill their kitchens with fresh-from-the-oven baked goods made from the best ingredients. The mixes make baking easy for people on those days when treats from scratch are impractical or well nigh impossible.
I recently received two of these mixes to try. My personal fave was Evan’s Heavenly Spelt Oatmeal Cookie Mix. I also baked a batch using Shane’s Sweet-n-Spicy Molasses Ginger Cookie Mix. They were super easy to make and only needed about 8 minutes in the oven.
These cookies were truly delicious despite being “healthy”, which I think is a great combination. With 12 grams of more of Whole Grains per serving…these cookies are an occasional treat you can feel good about.
Among Friends Baking Mixes come in several other varieties including a fruit crisp mix, brownie bites, and chocolate coconut cranberry cookies (are you drooling yet?) all of which are also Gluten Free and Non-GMO verified.
To learn more about how you can simplify your holiday baking this year you can visit Among Friends Baking Mixes online at:
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