I can't believe the school year is almost over. One more week and the kids will be home bound. You know what that means right? New routine, new activities and yes, time to make more memories.
With the nicer weather, I'm sure you wouldn't want to spend hours in the kitchen cooking for our always hungry children. Is it only me or have you noticed that the young ones tend to consume more food when they are home?
Anyway, since most of us who are managing food allergies have no choice but to make most of our food from scratch, I'm sure you will be very excited with my latest product find.
Rebecca's Gluten Free is a California based company that specializes in easy and delicious gluten free and vegan mixes. Currently, their signature items are their cookie mixes. It which available in these well loved flavors:
- Snicker Doodle
- Chocolate Crinkle
- Chocolate Chip
- Lemon Sugar
- Pumpkin Spice
(Just a quick note: The product has a note that mentions it is processed in a facility that may contain peanuts and tree nuts.)
What makes Rebecca's Gluten Free cookie mixes different from most gluten free mixes out there is their "super easy" promise. That means we don't need to add more than 3 ingredients to make delicious cookies. Sounds good right?
For this review, I was sent a free Snicker Doodle cookie mix. Originally, the packaged asked for just one egg and 8 Tbs. of butter to add to the mix. Since my children can't have both, I decided to make a Flax goo (egg substitute) and Earth Balance Soy free Buttery spread.
With the help of my trusty electric mixer, I creamed the flax goo and buttery spread before I slowly added the cookie mix. The mixture was a bit crumbly at first but after a minute or two of mixing, it slowly came together nicely.
To make the cookies almost the same size, I used a small ice cream scoop. Then I rolled the dough into balls. Finally I coat each ball with the cinnamon sugar that was also include included in the mix. The mix gave me 26 pieces of 2 inch cookies. Not bad for $6.99 a pack.
The end product! As you can see, the cookies turned out nicely brown. Though it took a little longer to bake (I added 5 minutes to the suggested baking time.), the wait was definitely worth it. Not only are the cookies food allergy friendly and yummy, these without a doubt are the fastest ones to make.
It was given 4 thumbs up by the kids. They even emphasized that these cookies tasted like the ones they used to have (pre food allergy diagnosis). My husband and I agreed that Rebecca's Gluten Free Cookies are not only delicious but it can actually give the regular ones (egg, milk and wheat laden ones) a run for their money.
Taste and texture wise, no one can tell that these are gluten free and even vegan (I made substitutions remember?)
Don't just take my word for it. I have an exciting news. Rebecca has generously sponsored a giveaway for you my TFM Friends. One lucky reader will get a chance to win not one but three (3) cookie mixes! The best part, the winner will get to choose which flavors he or she would like to receive. Is that cool or what?
This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 years old and above. You don't need to purchase anything. Simple do the tasks below to get entries. The giveaway will end on June 20, 2015 11:59 EST. After that, the winner will receive an email from me.
So, what are you waiting for?
(Note: I received a free product from the sponsor for this review. This however, doesn't affect my opinions and thoughts about the product. You, my readers is my number one priority. Please see my full disclosure here.)