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Product Review: King Arthur Flour Cookie Mix – brown sugar cookie base

Posted on | May 14, 2012 | No Comments

I am really excited about this gluten free cookie mix from King Arthur Flour! It is one that has become a favorite in my home with both the gluten eating and gluten free consumers- many of which are kids that can’t tell the difference. This mix makes a gluten free cookie that tastes like Nestle toll house cookies. I have to warn you- buy at your own risk. They can be addicting!

I usually find this mix on sale at my local Harmon’s grocery store for $3.99 – $4.99, or I purchase it in bulk on amazon with my amazon prime shipping subscription.  Each mix makes around two dozen medium cookies.

To prepare this mix, I added  1/2 c. butter, an egg and 2 tbsp. water.  To make these cookies dairy free as well, I added Earth Balance spread and usde Enjoy Life Foods dairy free chocolate chips
.  With this mix, you can add up to three cups of add-ins. I tested this mix with coconut, peanut butter chips, mini m&ms, chocolate chips and a variety nuts, all with tasty results.

For soft, gooey cookies I baked them for eight to nine minutes in a 350 degree oven and let them cool on the cookie sheet. For crisp cookies, I baked them for 10-11 minutes.  I loved that these cookies weren’t grainy or crumbly, like so many gluten free cookies can be.  They tasted just like I remember “regular” gluten cookies tasted like.  They have a sweet brown sugar flavor to them, but it isn’t too sugary ,and I didn’t detect any type of aftertaste.

I often whip up a batch to give to neighbors and friends, and they have no clue they are gluten free, and dairy free as well. It’s nice to have a prepackaged cookie base to create from, rather than from scratch.  Sadly, my baking results are inconsistent when baking from scratch, and when I use this mix I know they will turn out well. Overall, I really like this mix and always have a few mixes stocked in my pantry.

Rating: 5 stars

Pros: great flavor, compliments a variety of add ins, easy to prepare, allergy friendly ( see ingredient list below)

Cons: Can’t think of any!

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Ingredients: specialty flour blend ( tapioca starch, rice flour), sugar, brown sugar, whole grain brown rice flour, cornstarch, molasses ( molasses, maltodextrin), salt, natural vanilla flavor, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate), baking soda

* Mix is free of the  8 most common food allergens, and produced in an allergen free manufacturing facility

Nutritional Snapshot ( 2 tbsp mix): 70 calories, 0 g. fat, 160 mg sodium,  16 g. carbohydrate, 7 g. sugars 0 g. fiber, 0g. protein

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Want to try this gluten free cookie mix?

Find a local grocery store by clicking here to see retail stores that carry King Arthur gluten free mixes. The mixes may also be purchased online at the King Arthur website or in bulk on amazon.com:

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