Feb 16, 2014

Review: Keebler - Simply Made Butter Cookies

Keebler's Simply Made Butter Cookies are part of their Simply Made line of cookies made with (mostly) simple ingredients you'd find at home rather than the laundry list of ingredients we've used to seeing.

A 10-ounce package was on sale for $2.99.

Specifically, these are made with wheat flour, butter (cream, salt), sugar, natural flavor, salt, vanilla extract, baking soda, eggs, and soy lecithin. As to what "natural flavor" is, this article on Today explains it well. Other than that soy lecithin is probably the only other ingredient you wouldn't find in your pantry. It basically helps keep everything together (i.e. it's an emulsifier that also happens to be dirt cheap).

When I think "butter cookies" I tend to think of short bread cookies so I was curious as to how these would be.

In general, Keebler's Butter Cookies are surprisingly light, more so than their similarly-shaped Sandies. As I bit into it, I found that the reason for this was an airy and rather coarse and crispy crumb.

Taste-wise, it's like a buttery sugar cookie. It's not quite as rich as a shortbread or Danish butter cookie, but there's a definite butter flavor.

Overall, Keebler's Simply Made Butter Cookies were nice enough and ideal if you want a butter cookie that is light and crispy. I'd rather go for the finer texture and heavier flavor of shortbread cookies though.

Nutritional Info - Keebler Simply Made Butter Cookies
Serving Size - 2 cookies (27g)
Calories - 130 (60 from Fat)
Fat - 7g (Saturated Fat - 4g)
Sodium - 100mg
Carbs - 18g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 1g