Pretty decent...four stars is because they are soooooo easy. I make them when I want baked goods, don't want to go the TOTAL cop out of a tube of premade dough, but also don't wanna be measuring out flour, sugar, baking powder, etc. all night and making a mess. The use of cake mix really simplifies things without feeling like I totally didn't bother.
These are popular with everyone I know who likes sweet stuff and doesn't mind a somewhat artificial tang...that's the tradeoff of the simplicity of the cake mix route...you're stuck with whatever flavoring the manufacturer uses. I found the lemon to be a bit fakey-fake (used Duncan Hines, all my store had in lemon), even with my own addition of four packets of Pure Lemon crystallized lemon juice. Still, a nice change of pace, easy and fast to make, people like 'em, and they go well with coffee.
Mine were too soft for my taste in the first batch, so I baked them for more along the lines of 12 minutes in subsequent batches, and liked that texture better.
*EDIT* Second time around, I used SIX Pure Lemon packets, and doubled the pure lemon extract, which improved the lemon flavor vastly...not so much of a Trix cereal flavor anymore, more realistically citrus-y.
Was this review helpful?
2 users found this review helpful
Pretty decent...four stars is because they are soooooo easy. I make them when I want baked...