I have always loved to bake. I’ve always preferred to develop recipes from scratch instead of using pre-packaged mixes, and since going vegan last year, I have yet to buy a pre-made baking mix. There are very few vegan options out there, and while I could theoretically buy certain store-bought mixes and use oil and flax eggs instead of the butter and eggs that the instructions call for, usually the ingredient list is way too long for me to decipher (which means it’s made with some nasty artificial ingredients).
That’s why I was so excited to partner with Miss Jones Baking Co, which makes organic ready-to-use frosting and baking mixes with minimal ingredients. All of their products are certified organic, dairy-free and soy-free and all of the mixes come with instructions on how to make the baked goods vegan (yay).
This week I tried out their organic chocolate chip cookie mix because, let’s face it, I am a sucker for chocolate chip cookies. I used a flax egg and vegan butter, according to the vegan instructions, and the cookies came out unbelievably good! My favorite part (aside from eating the cookies, duh) was how easy and mess-free it was. The cookie dough didn’t get sticky or gooey, so I barely had to clean my mixing bowl (I did clean it because I’m not an animal, but barely). The cookies came out crisp yet chewy, and my non-vegan boyfriend and his coworkers happily ate the leftovers up and requested more the next day.
And because cookie sandwiches are even more fun than regular cookies, I sandwiched some of Miss Jones organic vanilla buttercream frosting between the cookies.
I was really impressed with the pre-made vanilla frosting because it’s delicious and not overly sweet, whereas most store-bought frosting tastes like garbage that’s been doused in sugar and lit on fire (#dumpsterfire). Plus, it’s made with only five ingredients that you can pronounce, so you can feel good about the treats you eat.
Other random reasons I really like Miss Jones Baking Co.
- The founder and CEO is a woman not much older than me who’s been a lifelong baker (like me) and moved from the corporate world to pursue her foodie dreams (like me). So, we’re kind of the same person, except that she runs her own successful company.
- The company is based in the Bay Area, where I went to college and is my one of my favorite places in the world.
- Their packaging is adorable and the colors make me happy. See what I mean?
- The products are competitively priced and definitely something I would buy on my own.
- I love cookie sandwiches. Did I already mention that?
And if you want a chance to win your own little baking box from Miss Jones, head on over to my Instagram page and check out the photo of me wearing my super-cute “bakers gonna bake” sweatshirt for instructions.
*This post is sponsored by Miss Jones Baking Co. Thank you for supporting the brands that enable me to do what I love.