28 July 2009

Review & Giveaway: Pillsbury Simply Cookies

MyBlogSpark recently asked me if I was interested in reviewing the new Pillsbury refrigerated cookie dough, simply called Simply... (hehe) Like I am going to turn down Pillsbury, hello, I'm in love with the Dough Boy! ;)


These new cookies currently come in two flavors: Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter. They have zero grams trans fat, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial colors or flavors and no preservatives. As you know, I like it when I see no HFCS.

While I do a lot of my baking my scratch, I like to have a package of refrigerated dough in my fridge from time to time. Sometimes my DH will come home from work late and crave cookies - having a package of Simply... (or other quick bake) on hand helps me keep him happy without sitting there at midnight baking cookies from scratch. It makes my life a little bit easier. ;)

Now, there would be a photo of my freshly baked Chocolate Chip cookies here, but the cookie monster struck faster than the speed of lightning. I don't even want to admit how quickly these were gobbled up. Seriously... they never even made it near a cookie jar. LOL So I guess, that will tell you'll probably like these if quick bake cookies are your thing.

If you'd like to give Simply... cookies a try too, you can print a coupon to save $1.25 off either variety of Pillsbury Simply.


Win it! I get to give away a Pillsbury Simply... prize pack thanks to MyBlogSpark that contains a coupon to try the cookie of your choice, a small white cookie jar (perfect to embellish!), and a really nice sturdy canvas shopping bag with the Pillsbury logo on it. To enter, I'd like to know which flavor you're going to try first, and share with us a tip you have to keep cooking simple.

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Contest ends August 8th at 11:59 PM PST. US only, sorry. :( Good luck! :)

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Sonya said...

Chocolate. Thanks

jenn said...

YUM! I've been wondering about these myself. Thanks for the review!
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ky2here said...

Peanut Butter. I am skeptical. I really hope they hold together. I can't wait to find out.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

chocolate

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micki @ ADD housewife said...

chocolate, duh!

In order to keep cooking simple I like to preplan and to use leftovers!

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theolotto said...

Chocolate.Being prepared makes baking simple.

amanda said...

Chocolate chip cookies! The classic ones are my favorite.

I keep cooking simple by making huge batches of freezable items, like lasagna and vegetable soup. I spend a lot of time cooking one time, and then can just pull items out of my freezer and defrost them when I'm too busy to cook.

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Terra H. said...

I'd first try chocolate chip. One way I keep cooking simple is by planning meals ahead of time and having the products on hand.
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Karen said...

Chocolate Chip! These are on sale at my neighborhood store starting tomorrow, so you can believe I will be using that coupon to try them out;) Thanks.

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throuthehaze said...

Chocolate chip! I keep it simple by limiting the number of ingredients I use
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Nickel Pickle said...

chocolate, I try to use a lot of the same ingredients over and over LOL
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Miss Daphne said...

Chocolate Chip of course! I love having premade dough in my fridge for the kids to make with their friends. It gives them something to do and with the pre made dough less mess for me to clean up. Yea I know they are supposed to but they are teenages after all! lol

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'm going to try the peanut butter first -- and I keep cooking simple by using as few ingredients as possible :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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peanut butter
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cdziuba said...

I'd like to try the Chocolate Chip first. In order to keep cooking simple, I am the Queen of lists! I make sure to plot out our meals a week at a time, and I often use my crockpot! Lists make it so I don't run out of things, and therefore, don't have to run to the store as often.

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LISA said...

Do I have to pick? I've already used this once....I think I would like them BOTH and make double-sided cookies...the left side PB the right side CHOC CHIP! How fun would that be?? As far as cooking simple goes...I try to keep everything I need for meals in the house so I don't have to go running to the store over and over again and I pre-plan like crazy! Also...a CROCK POT/SLOW COOKER! These are a MUST for every kitchen!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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buzzd said...

I love peanut butter so I would try that first. To keep things simple I look for quick and easy recipes especially crock pot recipes because you can cook alot and freeze part of it to use for lunches etc. It saves money and makes things easier

deanna said...

Chocolate...especially since I keep forgetting to buy chocolate chips to bake with, lol!

Sami said...

peanut butter

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marthajane said...

I'll definitely try the chocolate chip first.
I try to keep my cooking simple by keeping my pantry stocked with basics and a variety of canned goods. That way I'm not running to the store for a single ingredient.

cathiem said...

I would go for the peanut butter first.

Deborah said...

I'd have to try Chocolate Chip first or my family might hurt me lol. asthenight at gmail dot com

mogrill said...

Chocolate. Thanks for the chance.
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Ellen C. said...

I'd like to try the chocolate chip. I like to plan my menus a week at a time. I also prepare as much as possible the night before for the following breakfast and dinner. Thanks for the chance.

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bleatham said...

I've been seeing these in the store and wondered how they were...so thanks for the review.
I'd buy the chocolate chip ones first. I keep cooking simple by making recipes that call for items I keep on hand! Thanks
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Rachel said...

Chocolate chip sounds tasty. Thanks for this giveaway!

Making extra for leftovers helps keep cooking simple.

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kbuch64 said...

I would love to try the Chocolate Chip cookies first.

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deedleweedle said...

Chocolate chip for me!

Becki said...

I'd totally get the chocolate chip cookies. I saw these at the store the other night and didn't know anything about them - thanks!

And my simple cooking tip? The dollar menu! Hahahahaha...All my cooking is simple - otherwise it would exceed my limited skills ;)

Sunnyvale said...

peanut butter first

llinda29 said...

Peanut Butterfor me

cstironkat said...

I would like the choclate chip flavor. I would love painting the cookie jar too.

kdkdkd said...

I would like to try the peanut butter cookies and I keep cooking simple by using fresh herbs - makes everything taste good with little effort

Leslie M. said...

Ohhh Baby count me in for the Chocolate chip!! YUMMERS
To keep cooking simple I keep it healthy Vegetarian, nothing fancy schmancy! Just fruits and veggies and whole grains, rice, beans etc!
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Stephanie said...

chocolate chip and I use some pre-made ingredients to make cooking simple. Always avoid trans fats and unhealthy though.
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Xzibit said...

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Kia89 said...

I would like to try the Chocolate chip.
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drala625 said...

Chocolate Chip of course.

Barb W. said...

Wow! Great prize, thanks for the chance to win... I would try chocolate chip first, our favorite!

susie said...

I'd luv to try the chocolate. Yummy!

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Amber said...

I would love to try Peanut Butter first!
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janetfaye said...

I would try Chocolate Chip first.

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Danielle said...

I would try the Peanut Butter... my favorite.

When planning meals for the week, I like to buy things that would make 2 meals. For instance, Pork roast and potatoes one night and then use the leftover pork for BBQ's another night.

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littlelatina said...

Luving the tote and chocolate

Dove420 said...

I'm going to get the chocolate chip it's hubby's favorite cookie

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jamesellison55 said...

I think I would try the peanut butter first. I keep things simple by keeping my freezer and pantry stocked so that I'm not running to the store constantly. This also allows me to prepare a new recipe from items on hand.
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Melody said...

Chocolate Chip Cookies. I pick recipes that have few ingredents. Simple is sometimed better.melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

msrodeobrat said...

i would try the chocolate chip cookies! i keep my cooking simple by rinsing and loading the dishwasher as i go, that way when the food is done we can eat and the only thing left to clean up is our dinner plates

Shannon said...

Chocolate would be my pick!

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barbara said...

I'd try the Chocolate chip first.

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Tamara B. said...

I want to try the Chocolate Chip cookies first.
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Smooshy said...

peanut butter! and i keep cooking simple by getting my husband to do it! lol!

Mia J. said...

I want to try chocolate. Good way to keep cooking easy is to have a well stocked pantry.

judybrittle said...

Peanut Butter would be really great! I keep cooking simple by making out a weekly menu and following that. It does make it easier. Thank you!

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I will try the Peanut Butter first. To keep cooking simple, I try to use the freshest ingredients possible. Thank you!

Cricket said...

No question - chocolate chip, lol...but honestly can't wait to try both! :)

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scottsgal said...

definitely chocolate

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Sheila P said...

I would try the Simply Chocolate Chip first.

autie said...

Chocolate chip and I try to pick recipes that have few ingridents.

Jessilyn82 said...

I'd love to try the peanut butter! To keep cooking simple I keep a small herb garden in a pot on the patio, it's really convenient to always have fresh herbs on hand for cooking in the warmer months

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Lorri said...

I would choose the peanut butter and something I do to keep it simple is always use all of our leftovers no matter how much they complain.

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Marcia said...

Chocolate Chip. I keep things simple by always having prepared mixes on hand.
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The chocolate chip sounds delicious! When I buy produce, I chop it up as soon as I get home into the form I intend to use it. (sliced, diced, etc.) It saves room in my fridge (those strawberry boxes are bulky!) and I'm more likely to decide to add strawberries to my yogurt if they're already prepared. I also break my meat into meal portions (chicken breasts) or 1lb packages (hamburger) so that I can pull out two packages and know I have two lbs instead of guessing.

jnmacdonald said...

I'd try peanut butter.

courtneystoffel said...

The chocolate chip for sure!

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sue14625 said...

Chocolate Chip I am a purist love anything Chocolate

jennem said...

I want to try Peanut Butter. I keep it simple by making sure everyone in the family has a job to do, and does it.
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Bubble Dance said...

Classic chocolate chip!!! Mmmm.

jlafount said...

Chocolate Chip

hale2005 said...

I use pam to keep cooking simple. Peanut butter and chocolate cookies are my favorite!
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denyse said...

Peanut Butter. To keep cooking somple I make large meals when I do cook and freeze the leftovers for a busy night's meal.

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idahomom said...

Chocolate Chip - Yum!

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I like the chocolate chip. I keep cooking simple by using simple ingredients.
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Gabriel J. said...

I love chocolate chip cookies.

Julie D said...

Chocolate chip!

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I don't dare say anything other than CHOCOLATE CHIP.

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The chocolate chip cookies sound amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Jayfr said...

Peanut Butter! To simplify baking, I keep my flours and sugars in plastic boxes to help keep them fresh.

Leslie S. said...

I want to try chocolate chip.
To simplify cooking I have already browned ground beef in the feezer as well as diced veggies(onions,peppers,ect).I try to prepae as mich as possible ahead of time.Thanks!

Kimberly said...

Chocolate chip of course! I keep things simple by always having a fully stocked kitchen. It's much easier to throw stuff together when you have a lot of stuff to throw!

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I want to try Chocolate Chip.

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Peanut butter first, yum. Thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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booklover said...

Chocolate chip!

To save time, I use partially prepared products like this one. I get fresh baked cookies without all the prep time and mess clean-up.

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I'd like to try the Chocolate Chip first...and my advice for keeping cooking simple would be to buy pre made items like these cookies!

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Mishia said...

I'd try chocolate chip. And to keep cooking simple use things like frozen veggies and meal kits.

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I'd like to try the chocolate chip first.
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Chocolate Chip, although the Peanut Butter sounds mighty tempting as well.


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Mary said...

I would try the Peanut Butter first.
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Sher said...

I would try Chocolate Chip first and a tip would be to clean up as you go..It certainly makes the whole job of cooking/baking a lot easier!! Thanks!

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i would like to try the chocolate chip first

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peanut butter

Meet the Browns said...

I would like to try chocolate chip first! My easy cooking tip is to double or triple the recipe if the dough/batter can be frozen for later consumption :)

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Emily N. said...

Peanut Butter.
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peanut butter first.
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Julie Vineyard said...

chocolate

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YUM! I'm anxious to try the peanut butter!

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I would try the Peanut Butter first!

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Chocolate chip! yum!

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Chocolate chip.

I keep cooking simple by sometimes doing the prep work for the meal the night before if possible. This way when I start cooking, a lot of it is already done.

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Auriette said...

We don't bake in summer, except from the heat, because we don't have central air. As soon as it cools down outside, I'd like to try the Chocolate Chip. Or the Double Chocolate Chip, if they add that to the line by fall. ::hint, hint::

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I would love to try the peanut butter kind. I like keeping cooking simple by getting all the ingredients out that I need before I start cooking.

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Chocolate Chip!

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Jammie said...

Peanut butter yummy. I try prepare a head of time that way I am not in the kitchen for long times.

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Peanut Butter. To keep things simple I shop the local farmer's market for in season fresh produce and make light quick meals.

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Chocolate chip is first up!
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Diane said...

chocolate chip
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susitravl said...

I keep things simple by not making any recipe with a ton of ingredients. Especially in the summer, when we grill meat and veggies and sometimes even fruit - easy cleanup too! Grilled bananas on vanilla ice cream with a little caramel sauce - yummy!

We would like to try the chocolate cookies.

susan1215 said...

chocolate chip, I keep cooking simple by only making meals that are quick and have few ingredients

sixteencandles42 said...

Definitely chocolate chip. I always plan my meals ahead of time and if I know i don't have time I'll do bits and pieces inbetween activities so all I need to do is assemble when the time comes.

Betty C said...

I would try the Chocolate Chip first. I love cookies!
To keep things simple we go for meals that are easy to prepare, few ingredients and short prep time. Casseroles are a mainstay during the winter and stir fry is frequent during warmer months.

Candie said...

I am going for the good old standard of chocolate chip. THank you

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JenniferB said...

chocolate chip would be my first choice and to keep cooking simple I plan out a menu a month at a time, post it on my refrigerator and make my grocery list weekly by what I plan on having for dinner each night. It saves alot of time and you dont have to come home and say what am I going to make tonight.

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Jenn H said...

I would try the peanut butter. Thanks for the review this is really a new concept.

js22 said...

Peanut Butter sounds yummy!
I like to cook extra when I make casseroles- then freeze the extra to serve as a meal on a day when there's no time to cook.

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