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Gluten-Free Essentials Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix- gluten,lactose, dairy, nut & soy free

Posted on | July 23, 2007 | No Comments

gluten free essentials chocolate chip cookie mix

Who doesn’t love a good chocolate chip cookie? I think I may have found a fast gluten free version you can bake in your own oven with minimal fuss and mess. Now, that’s my style! Sorry, but my great photo of these cookies has gone MIA on my computer, so please feel free to check out a photo HERE at godairyfree.com.

My local natural food store sells this Gluten-Free Essentials chocolate chip cookie mix for $5.99, however, Gluten-Free Essentials generously sent me this complimentry mix to review. Gatta love it! But don’t worry, just because it’s complimentry doesn’t mean it will get a good review. Each package makes aproximately 2- 3 dozen cookies, depending on how big they are. The bright red packaging makes it easy to spot this brand on the shelf.

To make this mix you add melted butter and 2 eggs, although I have heard that you can use a butter and egg substitute with decent results as well. During preparation, I would suggest not adding the eggs directly to the hot melted butter unless you happen to enjoy scrambled eggs in your cookies (trust me on that one). Other than this slight precautiion, this mix combines easily by hand with a wooden spoon or spatula. Seriously, it could not be easier. After mixing, I chilled the dough for 30 to 45  minutes and found that was long enough for a nice result, unlike their Cocoa Mudslide Cookies, that required a longer chill time. I rolled the dough into balls by hand and baked them for 14 minutes and let them cool completely on the pan.

I found these cookies to have a sweet, traditional flavor, comparable to a Tollhouse recipe chocolate chip cookie. The texture was somewhat grainy and seemed “off”, but were not crumbly. The cookies were crisp on the bottom and edges with a chewy, softer top. They tasted a bit dry to me, so I could suggest baking closer to 12Â minutes. The chocolate chips appeared evenly distributed and tasted yummy. Overall, I would definately buy this mix to have on hand for cookie craving emergencies

Pros: traditional flavor, nice combo of crisp and chewy, easy prep

Cons: texture is a bit grainy, long chill time, plan ahead

Rating: 4 stars

Where Can I Buy This Mix?

GlutenFreeEssentials.com

Ingredients: sorghum flour, sugar, GF baking powder, guar gum, salt, chocolate chips (chocolate liquor, cocola butter, soy lecithin sugar, salt, vanilla)

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