***UPDATE*** Brand Castle was immediately in contact with me. They are sending us a new kit to try. I'll let you know how the new one turns out!
For my Princess' birthday, I had impulsively picked up a packaged cookie mix. The planets didn't align correctly and they didn't get made then. That was rectified today.
To be honest, I hadn't expected much from the cute little box. I figured the cookie cutter that was included would be the real prize. Let's just say I was glad I hadn't set myself up for failure.
Now, here is where things got a little off kilter. The side of the box reads as such:
The back of the box, where the actual instructions are found, read as such:
I turned the oven on to pre-heat to 350 F while the cookies chilled out in the freezer for ten minutes. The directions were a little off on this point as well. It had originally called for beginning the oven pre-heat back when you started mixing up the cookies. In our house, that was a good half hour ago.
The end verdict? The kids don't like the taste of the cookies. E1 barely took a bite, E2 nibbled at the icing, and E3 fed his to the dog. The red food colouring still comes through as bitter, the cookie texture is just weird, and the things just taste artificial.
I wouldn't call it a total loss, though. I did not expect gourmet cookies here. I expected to spend time with the kids. And we did spend time together.
Here is the company's website. They make a number of ingenious kits for all sorts of occasions.
I'm going to forward my thoughts on our experiment to the company. I'll let you know what (if anything) they have to say.