Saturday, April 24, 2010
I couldn't wait to get started trying out some of the samples that I received when we were at the Gluten-free Cooking Expo Vendor Fair. The first one on the docket -- Doodles Gluten-free Nut Butter Cookie Mix. Doodles Cookies have a whole line of cookie mixes that not only are gluten-free, but also organic. You can check out their other offerings at www.doodlescookies.com.
I used sunflower-seed butter as the nut butter, soy-free Earth Balance for the softened margarine, and 1/4 cup applesauce mixed with 1/4 teaspoon baking powder to take the place of the egg called for on the package.
Since we're huge fans of chocolate, I added 1/2 cup chocolate chips to the batter. I have to tell you, these cookies were really good! They had a nice texture and flavor. Although I think that scratch baking is always the best option, having a mix on hand can be so much more convenient. (Think about having to whip up a batch of cookies for an unexpected get-together.) If you have a good mix on hand, and a few common ingredients, you can have tasty cookies in a jiff.
I'm excited to try out some of the other products the generous GF vendors shared with our Welcoming Kitchen! Stay tuned for more reviews ...
Kim and Megan