$18 is a lot for a box of cookie mix that promises 12 large (4 inch diameter) cookies. Since I really enjoy the other Vosges products and wanted a special treat for myself, I kept my fingers crossed and purchased the mix anyway.
For a boxed mix, it was time consuming to prepare. I had to supply two sticks of melted butter, 1 egg, 1 egg yolk, vanilla, and two tablespoons of milk. The dough required 30 minutes to cool in the refrigerator and then another 10 after the cookie dough balls were formed. Because the cookies were so large, and it was recommended only one cookie sheet be in the oven at once, I could only make 4 cookies at a time (13-14 minutes in the oven per batch).
Despite the cost and the time, the result was so good that I would consider buying the mix again for a special occasion. As the box promised, the cookies were crispy on the outside and chewy and gooey in the middle. Day old cookies were still tasty, especially after a quick zap in the microwave.
The sugar included in the mix was demerara sugar, which I have never used in cookies. Additionally, I rarely use melted butter. These cookies were so successful that I will be sure to try this in future recipes. Have you tried either of these?
To purchase your own cookie mix, visit the Vosges website: http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/.