Gimme gimme cookie (on occasion). Whenever I see chocolate chip delight nestled in soft baked dough, my eyes pop and my salivary glands increase their output. Nestle Toll House cookie dough is sacred, but could Pillsbury’s Simply Chocolate Chip Cookies put my Nestle love in a choke hold?
Simply’s refrigerated dough comes in a package of 12 pre-cut cookies that are ready for baking. They boast zero trans fat, zero high fructose corny-ness, and zero artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives (yes, I’m officially impressed). Bake ’em up and they’re oh so soft and chewy with an abundance of chocolate chip gooey-ness. They cooked to absolute perfection by Greedy Kid #1, so she has hereby (slightly) redeemed herself from latest round of cell phone overage charges caused by a fatal case of diarrhea of the mouth.
But am I willing to sacrifice my Nestle cookie dough delight? Yes…and no. I can’t really pinpoint a major taste difference in the brands, so it’s obviously smarter to get your chocolate chip fix without the high
fructose corny-ness that Simply Chocolate Chip will grant you, but I can’t promise I’ll completely abandon my Nestle if the price is right.
Note to Raw Cookie Dough Lovers: When they say don’t eat raw cookie dough (made from scratch or out the package), they mean it. Unless, of course, you wish to take your stomach through the first three four levels of hell in a guided tour by the devil. Never again. Never EVER again. Been there, done that.
Simply Chocolate Chip Notes
- Price Paid: $2.50 (on sale)
- Servings Per Package: 12
- Serving Size: 1 cookie (wish it were 3)
- Calories: 150 (say what!?)
- Fat Calories: 70 (oh, damn)
- Fat: 8g
- Saturated Fat: 3.5g
- Sodium: 115mg
- Carbs: 19g
- Fiber: 0g
- Sugars: 12g
- Protein: 1g
Calories are high because it’s a big cookie, almost Mrs. Field’s in size. Also in Peanut Butter variety.
Reactions from the Taste Test Crew
Health-hater Husband: It’s not too F’in bad (oh no, he’s cussing on the blog). The dough is spot on and the chips aren’t too sweet. But what’s up with the calories?
Greedy Kid #1: Mmm. Not bad! But I like Nestle better.
Greedy Kid #2: It tastes normal, but it’s 150 calories so I’m only having one.
Yum UP! to: Food that is Simply cooked without a bunch of crap ingredients.
Yuck Down to: Guided tours into hell.