Friday, October 28, 2011

MI-DEL Cookies (Review and Giveaway)

Closed.  And, the winners are: Christian, Marci J. and Carol Wegs!!!!

MI-DEL has a nutritious and delicious cookie product for just about every taste and for special dietary needs.

Gluten-Free -- Great tasting cookie flavors and a satisfying snack for people with Celiac Disease or gluten/wheat intolerance and allergies. Our famous Ginger Snaps, Cinnamon Snaps and Chocolate Chip Cookies make delicious treats. And don’t forget our Arrowroot cookies for gluten-free diets and for teething babies!
Classic Naturals -- Honey Grahams, Ginger Snaps, and many more flavors that you can trust for your family.

Organics -- MI-DEL Organics are certified to meet USDA Organic regulations. But you’ll be most pleased by their taste and satisfying flavors.

Bite Size -- Handfuls of delicious fun, great flavors and a gluten-free option too! Great snacks that won’t ruin your diet.

Single Serve --  All Natural Moms and Celiac Kids love the MI-DEL Lunchbox Packs! Now you can give a treat without guilt.

My Thoughts:  

I sampled the arrowroot cookies for my daughter, who is teething again, the Ginger Snaps and the S'mores cookies from MI-DEL Cookies.  As for the arrowroot cookies, Savannah seemed to enjoy these cookies.  Usually if she is not a fan of something, she will let you know by spitting it out or shaking her head "no." But, each time I gave her an arrowroot cookie from MI-DEL, she sat down on her chair and enjoyed her snack.  And, it seemed to help with her teething, as she was less fussy after she finished eating the cookies.  I will definitely be stocking up on these healthy teething cookies.

As for the MI-DEL Ginger Snaps, the reason I picked these cookies up was that after checking out the recipes section on the MI-DEL Cookies website, there were a handful of recipes that I wanted to try that used the MI-DEL Ginger Snap cookies.  Click here to check out the recipes from MI-DEL, which use their cookies.

I ended up using this recipe to make their Ginger Snap Pumpkin Pie:

MI-DEL Ginger Snap Crust:

  • Makes one (9-inch) crust

Pie Crust Ingredients:

  • 30 MI-DEL Ginger Snap cookies
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted

Pie Crust Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Pulse cookies in food processor until it forms fine crumbs (alternatively, place cookies in plastic bag and crush with rolling pin or mallet). Makes 1 1⁄2 cups crumbs. Toss cookie crumbs with melted butter.
  3. Press mixture into bottom and up the sides of 9-inch pie plate. Bake until light golden, about 7 minutes. Cool completely before filling.
Note: For an extra-firm crust, chill cooled pie for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.

Pumpkin Pie Filling Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup cream or half-and-half
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour or rice flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 baked MI-DEL Ginger Snap crust, cooled

Filling Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together cream, honey, and eggs. In separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, flour, spices, and salt. Whisk pumpkin mixture into cream mixture until smooth. Pour filling into crust. Bake 45 to 55 minutes, or until firm. Cool completely before slicing.
This was a tasty pie, and it made the house smell so good.  What a treat it was to serve this over the weekend, when the temperature fell into the 40's and we put the heat on for the Fall.  As we sat at the dining room table enjoying a slice of  Ginger Snap Pumpkin Pie, we watched the leaves fall from the trees.  It was a nice ending to a busy weekend.

As for my third sampling of MI-DEL Cookies, their bite size S'mores cookies were simply delicious.  I have to say by far these cookies were my favorites.  They reminded me of roasting S'mores by the campfire, and went well with a nice, hot cup of hot chocolate.  Mmm, Mmm, Mmm.  If you can't decide which MI-DEL cookie to try first, I would highly suggest picking up a box of their S'mores cookies.  They will definitely become a family favorite, as they have in my household!

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You can find MI-DEL products at your local grocery store, or can order them directly online.  Click here to check out the online merchants who carry MI-DEL Cookies.  You can also access MI-DEL's store locator from this page, too.


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Open to US residents only. Giveaway ends on November 10, 2011 at 11:59PM EST. I will then use to choose a winner. Winner will have 48 hrs. to respond to my email to claim prize. If I don't hear back from selected winner, I will draw another winner.

Disclosure:  I was sent coupons to buy samples thanks to Mi-Del, in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.