Back to school time with Krusteaz (giveaway ends 9/19/15)


Busy Mom

Finally! Both of my kids are finally off to school. Actually, my daughter started college last week. The high school went back to school this week.

I cannot even begin to tell you just how crazy things are these days. Four people trying to get ready in the morning with one bathroom is not fun. To add to the craziness I am currently working two part time jobs (9-12:30 and 3-5). My daughter’s college schedule is also hectic, plus there is a little matter of getting her to/from work.

The days are so crazy that I REALLY look forward to Saturday and Sunday just so I can sit back, relax and not have to stress out over things.

Trying to find time to get things done is so difficult during the week. Even trying to get dinner on the table by the time my husband gets home around 5:45 is next to impossible.

With all this craziness, who has time to do things like bake. Actually… baking IS something we can do with our crazy schedules if we use Krusteaz, a delicious brand of convenient, high quality boxed baking mixes.

Kruteaz Bakery Style Cookie Mixes

Krusteaz has a new line of Bakery Style Cookie Mixes that are so quick and easy to prepare that you could bake a fresh batch of cookies in minutes with little to no effort at all. Most mixes just need one egg and some butter. That’s it! Just mix the cookie mix with the egg and butter, spoon them on to a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for around 12-13 minutes (please check the instructions for specific baking times).

That’s it! That is all you need to do. That means I can bake cookies while doing other things around my kitchen. There is no need for several measuring cups, extra ingredients or even a huge mess to clean up. It’s just one mixing bowl, mixing spoon, measuring cup and cookie sheets. Clean up is a snap and let’s face it, with our hectic schedule who has time for a big mess to clean up? Not me!

Krusteaz sent me and my family some of their delicious cookie mixes to try out.

Triple Chocolate Chunk – OH SO GOOD! My favorite cookie.

Meyer Lemon – We didn’t have a chance to make these… yet!

Double Peanut Butter – Great peanut butter flavor without being “too” peanut buttery.

Brown Sugar Oatmeal – These were different. We love oatmeal cookies. The brown sugar really added to the flavor of these cookies.

Oatmeal Scotchie – We’ve never had these before. They are oatmeal cookies with butterscotch chips. It was a surprise flavor combination. Next time I’d love to add pecans or walnut pieces to this cookie. I think a nutty touch of flavor would make these cookies taste amazing.

Butter Vanilla Sugar – We didn’t make these yet. We are going to use the cookie cutters for these. My kids want to decorate them so these cookies are something we’d have to make on the weekend when we have a bit more time.

Brown Sugar Oatmeal

They also sent us some other goodies including a selfie stick to snap photos baking and enjoying cookies, cookie cutter and measuring spoons from from Curious Chef, cookie recipe inspiration cards and more.

My kids (teenagers) wanted to make these cookies on their own. Actually it was my daughter who wanted to make them (she wants to learn how to cook/bake on her own). She talked my son into helping her. After the first batch the made together he was hooked and wanted to make ALL the cookies. LOL!

We had a small gathering this past weekend so my kids made the cookies to share with our guests (whatever they didn’t devour – I don’t think there were any Triple Chocolate Chunk cookies left).

I left the kids to make the cookies themselves. They also didn’t want my help, which is fine.

There are photos (they didn’t use the selfie stick when baking – my daughter just snapped photos from her phone). I have yet to see the pictures. I keep asking her to send me a couple but she hasn’t as of yet.

Cookie pan


The one thing my kids DIDN’T do it measure out the cookie mix properly. Their cookies were HUGE – as in super huge. That is fine. It’s not like people won’t eat huge cookies. It also might have been that we didn’t have butter on hand. They used a margarine that might have made the mix too watery which could have made the cookies spread out like they did when baking. I’m not 100% sure. All I know is that we had HUGE cookies.

My kids baked up a storm. Our guests had several flavors to choose from. I think if I would have left them alone they would have used up ALL of the cookie mixes that Krusteaz sent me.

Most families are always on the go-go-go, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the good things in life like warm, freshly baked cookies straight from the oven. With Krusteaz Bakery Style Cookies you CAN.

For more information about these and other Krusteaz products visit Krusteaz.com. You can also connect with the brand on social media. All of their links are found at the top left of their home page.

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Krusteaz would love to give a lucky winner the same “kit” I received which includes all of the cookie mixes mentioned above and a variety of essentials to help you and you family have a great time baking together. Thank you Krusteaz!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on September 19, 2015. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me which Bakery Style cookie mix are you most anxious to try?

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*I received the same prize package in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. Throuthehaze says

    I most want to try the oatmeal scotchies.

  2. Brown Sugar Oatmeal.

  3. I really want to try the Double Peanut Butter mix!

  4. I would like to try the brown sugar oatmeal. I love oatmeal cookies.

  5. I want to try the Triple Chocolate Chunk

  6. Brown Sugar Oatmeal

  7. I would like to try the Triple Chocolate Chunk cookies.

  8. I want to try Meyer Lemon.

  9. Triple Chocolate Chunk

  10. I want to try the Triple Chocolate Chunk.

  11. I would love to try the Triplet Chocolate Chunk

  12. Oh I would love to try the Butter Vanilla.

  13. I’d love to try the Meyer Lemon ones!

  14. shelly peterson says

    I want to try the Meyer Lemon cookies.

  15. I want to try the Brown Sugar Oatmeal cookies!

  16. Double Peanut Butter.

  17. I want Oatmeal Scotchie

  18. The Oatmeal Scotchies sound yummy and different! They would make my family very happy!

  19. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says

    I can’t wait to try the Meyer Lemon variety!

  20. jeanette sheets says


  21. The Brown Sugar Oatmeal cookies are definitely the ones I want to try first.

  22. The oatmeal scottie since I have never had one before and it sounds yummy

  23. Shakeia Rieux says

    I would love to try the Brown Sugar Oatmeal

  24. Nadene Adams says

    I really want to try the brown sugar oatmeal cookies!

  25. Robin Abrams says

    I would love to try the Triple Chocolate Chunk first .

  26. First I would try the Triple Chocolate Chunk cookie mix.

  27. brown sugar oatmeal cookies

  28. Vicki Wurgler says

    Meyer Lemon sounds good

  29. I want to try the Oatmeal Scotchies!

  30. The Myers Lemon is the mix I would bake first. I normally do not keep lemons on hand so this would be a real treat.

  31. I look forward to the Butter Vanilla Sugar cookies!

  32. The Double Peanut Butter looks so yummy- thanks!

  33. Seyma Shabbir says

    I want to try the Meyer Lemon cookies!

  34. We want to try the Meyer lemon cookies.

  35. I would love to try my son’s favorite Double Peanut Butter. For myself Chocolate Chunk!

  36. Oh I am most excited to try the Oatmeal Scotchie! Love butterscotch! YUM

  37. I would like to try quite a few of them, but the Butter Vanilla Sugar the most.

  38. I love their Meyer Lemon Pound Cake, so I’m looking forward to trying the cookie version.

  39. I can’t wait to try the double peanut butter

  40. I want to try the Krusteaz Double Peanut Butter Cookies.

  41. Steven weber says

    that’s a tough question- I would say the oatmeal scotchies

  42. I’m most anxious to try the triple chocolate chunk 🙂

  43. I’d love to try the Triple Chocolate Chunk.

  44. tina reynolds says

    I would love to try the Meyer Lemon they sound so so good

  45. I’d most like to try triple chocolate chunk!

  46. They all sound delicious! I’d like to try the Double Peanut Butter flavor first.
    Thank you!

  47. I would most like to try triple chocolate chunk!

  48. Brown Sugar Oatmeal sounds delicious!

  49. I would love to try the Meyer Lemon cookie mix.

  50. Patricia Caradonna says

    I would love to try the brown sugar oatmeal.

  51. Christina Foley says

    I want to try the Brown Sugar Oatmeal!

  52. I’d like to try the Oatmeal Scotchie.

  53. The oatmeal scotchie sound great

  54. I want to try the Oatmeal Scotchies first.

  55. I want to try the Oatmeal Scotchies.

  56. I’d most like to try the Double Peanut Butter mix. Thanks.

  57. lemon bliss

  58. Triple Chocolate Chunk sounds yummy

  59. Triple Chocolate Chunk would be my fave.

  60. Triple chocolate chunk please!!

  61. Oatmeal Scotchie cookies sound great.

  62. Double Peanut Butter.

  63. I’d love to make the Meyer Lemon cookies!

  64. The double Peanut Butter cookie mix because you can never have enough peanut butter.

  65. Rachel Miller says

    Oatmeal Scotchies sound so good!!

  66. I would love to try the Triple Chocolate Chunk cookies.

  67. I really want to try these cookies of theirs first; Meyer Lemon.

  68. Teresa Moore says

    Would love to try the double peanut butter cookies!

  69. chickie brewer says

    I would like to try the brown sugar oatmeal.

  70. laurie murley says

    I would love to try the Butter Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix

  71. Michelle Elizondo says

    I would like chocolate chip.

  72. I’m most excited about trying the double peanut butter cookie mix 🙂

  73. I wouldn’t turn down any of these yummy cookie flavors, but the one I’d reach for first is the Oatmeal Scotchie.