Now, listen here! I did NOT, I repeat, I did not do this out of pure boredom. One of my great Family Consumer Science classes this semester had a project of doing "homemade" vs. "convenience." I already knew going into this project that homemade would win. But, because this was our assignment I did what I was told to do. We had to take an item of our choice and present four different ways of making the item. I chose, homemade (of course), Pillsbury (the kind that is just dough already cut and you just place on a cookie sheet), Betty Crocker (add a stick of butter and one egg), and last the very convenient of "already made" just packaged chewy chocolate chip cookies (Great Value brand, Wal-Mart).
Let me just begin by saying - THE WAL-MART GREAT VALUE BRAND COOKIES WERE DISGUSTING!!!! I threw that set of cookies in the garbage as soon as I was done with this taste test assignment. Second on the list of horrible cookies, and I will never make, was the Betty Crocker, add butter and an egg. That package of cookie mix didn't even make that many cookies, and they were very dry. Third batch of cookies was the simple Pillsbury, open the package, plop on the cookie sheet, and bake cookies. These cookies were actually good, but the only thing I didn't like about them was how small they ended up being. The final batch of cookies was the always pleasing HOMEMADE BABY! There is no way to go wrong with my mom's famous cookie recipe...minus the oatmeal - yuck!
(Homemade, Betty Crocker, Wal-Mart, and Pilsbury)
The cookies got "taste tested" by a group of people (my family), and the results were unanimous - the Homemade Chocolate Chip cookies won by a landslide. So, take my word, homemade is always better than convenience, and homemade is SOOOOOO much better for you!!!!