I was walking in Target a few weeks ago and in the refrigerator section near the other pre-made cookie dough and I found Gluten Free cookie dough from the Immaculate Baking Company. It was about $4 for dough that made a dozen cookies. I thought, why not try it.
So they sat in my refrigerator for a few weeks through Thanksgiving. Then Sunday, during our snow storm, I finally got around to making them. I purchased the two options they offer: Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk and Gluten Free Fudge Brownie Cookie Dough.
When you open up the product, you’ll see the dough is already sectioned off. The baking instructions recommend for best results flatting each section to about 1/2 inch thick. That was easy with the chocolate chunk dough, but the fudge brownie dough fell apart when I tried it, so I ended up leaving that one “as is”.
They took a little longer to bake than instructed for me, but once they were done they were well received.
My picky eater (and gluten free girl) Emma, said to me “These are Emma Approved”….impressive. She liked the brownie ones slightly more than than the chocolate chunk. I thought they were both tasty. My younger daughter liked chocolate chunk the best. And my husband (who doesn’t eat a ton of gluten free specialty food) said they “taste like store-bought cookies” (I am not sure if that is a compliment or a criticism) but he ate the rest of the cookie as he walked down stairs.
Here’s my recommendation. This would be the PERFECT item for a person to buy who doesn’t usually do gluten free foods but wants to provide a treat for a gluten free person at a party, gathering or the holidays. You can’t really screw them up unless they were baking a ton of other gluteny things along side it and caused cross contamination. The other benefit is that those folks don’t have to go buy all of these ingredients they may never use again to bake you a special treat. I give them a thumbs up for convenience and taste! You should recommend them to your non-gluten free family members for upcoming special occasions.
I saw them in both Target and my local Cub Foods so it appears they are widely available. To learn more, click here to go to the Immaculate Baking Company’s website.