Thursday, June 24, 2010

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Giveaway & Review: Ice Box Bakery All-Natural Refrigerated Cookie Dough [CLOSED]

I have three little cookie monsters in my house. They are always happy to help me by trying out new homemade treats . . . especially if they are cookies. This time we were testing all-natural refrigerated cookie dough from a mom-owned company called Ice Box Bakery.



Ice Box Bakery cookie dough is all-natural and even has a gluten-free variety. They come in classic varieties, such as Deluxe Chocolate Chip and Sugar Cookies, and some not-so-classics, such as Tart Cherry Pie.


Each package of cookie dough (or chub) yields one dozen cookies. There is even a handy slicing guide on each wrapper. If you use a sharp knife, you can slice right through the packaging and then peel the wrapper off each slice.


The instructions were easy to follow. The recommended baking time was 8 to 12 minutes and I ended up needing all 12 minutes. Even though the instructions said to place the cookies 2 to 3 inches apart, I did not notice that my cookies spread very much at all. In fact, they actually kept their shape like a patty for the most part.

This is how our Deluxe Chocolate Chip cookies turned out . . .


And this is how our Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies came out . . .


The cookies tasted like all-natural homemade cookies baked from scratch. Like with other better-for-you foods, our children could not tell the difference. For me, I eat cookies as a treat and these did not taste as sinful as I would have liked. However, if you serve cookies regularly for snacks or for desserts, then I think all-natural is the way to go. I do wonder if they would have spread better if I had made the slices into balls or if I had buttered the pan. I guess I will have to try that next time.

Visit IceBoxBakery.com to view their full line of all-natural cookie dough. You can also find some easy tasty looking cookie recipes shared by Ice Box Bakery fans on this site. To keep up with the latest Ice Box Bakery news, you can visit Ice Box Bakery on Facebook and follow IceBoxBakery on Twitter.


Thank you to Ice Box Bakery for sending us sample cookie dough free of charge to base this review upon and for providing additional chubs for our contest prize.



What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive 3 varieties of Ice Box Bakery Chubs (Deluxe Chocolate Chip, Double Dutch Chocolate, and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip).


Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.


How to Gain Entries:
Browse the varieties of refrigerated cookie dough offered by Ice Box Bakery. Then leave a comment telling me the name of the cookies you or your family would like the most. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


2)

For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.


3)
For 10 extra entries, blog about this contest linking back to this post AND IceBoxBakery.com . Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments with the link to your blog post.

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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)


Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, July 12th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.


Good luck in the drawing!