Since having to transition to gluten-free and dairy-free a few years ago, there are certain things that I just miss. Cookies and cakes being one of them. Finding those items that have don’t have both gluten and dairy is such a challenge. On top of that, finding cookies and cake that taste “normal” is another challenge. So therefore, when I found out that Betty Crocker started making gluten-free items, I was ecstatic to try them. My sweet husband got me a box of the Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix this past week and I decided to whip them up today as a treat for myself and my parents.
The process was very simple – three ingredients, plus the mix. Butter (I substituted oil), vanilla, and one egg.
The mixture was a bit crumbly when I put it all together, which concerned me a little but thankfully, the instructions mentioned that it was going to be crumbly. When I was done mixing them, just rolled them into balls and put them on these cookie sheets. The cookie sheets are, apparently, older than me. (I baked these in my parent’s kitchen)
They only took about 8 minutes to bake and they flattened out just a little. They were darker than what I had thought they would be. But it might have been because I used oil instead of butter. I’m not really sure.
But they turned out pretty good! I tried them while they were warm, and they melted in my mouth. I had my parents and hubby try them also. My dad, who is a chocolate fanatic, said that they were good – so that’s an excellent sign!
I would definitely try them again – maybe with a dairy free butter next time to see if that makes a difference in the color.
Betty Crocker just came out with a Banana Bread that I want to try. This easy baking is the kind I like!
They also have several other baking products, such as vanilla and chocolate cake. Yum! Check out your local grocery store for some and give a try!
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