For four years our boys were on a gluten free casein free (GFCF) diet for leaky gut syndrome. Back then there weren’t a lot of GF options in regular stores or even specialty stores for that matter, and so I made everything from scratch… in big batches. Let me tell you, it was a chore. I made biscuits, pancakes, breads, rolls, cookies, and cakes on a weekly basis. It was a lot of work especially with two small kids and I don’t miss spending that much time in the kitchen at all.
Even though the boys have been eating wheat and milk products for 5 years now, they still enjoy some of the GF snacks more than the regular version. When I recently came across the Immaculate GF Sugar Cookie Mix at Target, I decided to give it a try.
So GF friends, here’s what we thought about it:
As you know, all GF products are pricey and this is no exception. I paid $5.69 at Target and it makes 18 cookies, but according to online pricing you can get this at Walmart for $3.88 which is more comparable to wheat products.
You will need an egg, vanilla, softened butter or oil, and water. As you can see, I went with Country Crock and this may reflect in my review.
Directions were to mix with a spoon until it forms a ball. Well, if you’ve done much GF baking you know it’s sometimes hard to get the dough into a ball. This bothered some people in the online reviews, but I didn’t think much of it. Keep working and eventually it will get there.
Tip: When I was baking with GF ingredients in the past, I had times where the dough wouldn’t come together until I used my hands to press it together. If the ingredients look moist but aren’t sticking together don’t despair. They just need a little extra help!
Instead of using a spoon to drop the dough on the cookie sheet I rolled them into balls and then patted them out flat.
They were suppose to cook until the edges turned golden, but like many other GF cookies these were done before turning golden so I removed them from the oven.
The boys loved them and said the cookies tasted just like my homemade GF sugar cookies tasted. Stew and I thought they tasted like regular (wheat flour) sugar cookies and the texture of the cookies were spot on, too! Again, this is not always the case with GF foods so we were ecstatic when we found something that was very similar to the wheat flour version and we know all of you GF people will be, too.
- Ease of making
- Some reviews said they were “flaky” and the dough was hard to form; however, I did not have those issues. It might have to do with the type of butter I used, but I’m not sure.
- They stuck to the ungreased pan. This might have been due to me patting them out flat. I used cooking spray on the cookie sheet for the second batch and didn’t have any issues.
I would most definitely keep a box of these on hand to make for special occasions like school or birthday parties. They were super easy and quick to make in comparison to my homemade version. I also think they are so close in taste and texture to regular sugar cookies that you won’t feel like you are missing out on the stuff you once were able to eat.