Friday, July 24, 2009

Review: Betty Crocker Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

BC Cookies 004

Well look what we have here! Tomorrow is my annual family reunion with my Dad's side of the family. I picked up my Gigi (aka G.G. = Great Grandmother) and Great Aunt Berni at the airport last night. I can't wait to see everyone tomorrow! I thought this would be the perfect time to bake my last Betty Crocker mix so I can bring them to the party. I followed the directions online to make them dairy free, which calls for vegetable oil. I once again, am wondering how they would've turned out had I made them according to the package. I have read all the other reviews out there and most of you aren't dairy free so you make them with butter. They come out just like the "real thing" and are great. I'm finding that the dairy free recipes are not working out as well. The vanilla cake didn't work out and these cookies, honestly, just aren't as good as I hoped they'd be. I like them, but the only real flavor comes from the chocolate chips, and they crumble in your hands. Next time, I'd use Earth Balance buttery spread instead of oil, which is the same thing I said for at least one of the other mixes, but for the first round, I wanted to make them as Betty Crocker said to. Will I take them to the reunion? Yes, definitely. I don't need them hanging around here tempting me to eat the whole bunch of them! Will I buy the mix again? Honestly, probably not. I don't often buy cookie mix anyway. Having said that, if you're a dairy eater, I do recommend it for a quick and easy mix, assuming that the butter makes them taste as good as everyone else says they do.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

I used butter when I made them and found them to be gritty and crumbly, not what I'd classify as just like the "real" thing by any means. I don't think it's the lack of butter on your part.