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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

One of the first things I learned how to make was chocolate chip cookies.  My grandma would stand my sister and I up on chairs at her kitchen counter and we would mix in the ingredients one by one to make cookies.  I usually got to run the hand mixer because I was older but my sister got to crack the eggs. Then we’d take turns rolling long “dough snakes” that would be wrapped in plastic wrap and put in the freezer.  See, with my grandma we rarely, if ever baked the dough. We just sliced off a piece of frozen dough whenever we wanted. That’s right, I was raised a raw-dough-eating-rebel. Grandma never thought twice, and it wasn’t until I had kids and really started paying attention to ingredients that I even gave it a second thought. I started making (and baking) chocolate chip cookies for my kids long before I could cook a real meal. But once we started to shift to all gluten-free for MarocBaba I stopped baking so much and I never bought pre-made dough because it was almost impossible to find gluten-free.

But, just recently I found out Pillsbury has a new line of gluten-free dough – including chocolate chip cookie dough! Could it be?

Cookie Dough

It’s almost too good to be true (make sure to notice the “don’t eat raw dough warning” – sorry grandma!) Now, if you’re gluten-free you’ve probably had your fair share of disappointment with gluten-free products.  They usually don’t taste quite as good, maybe they have a bad after taste or are too dry, or too dense. So the real test once this arrived was, would it pass the blind taste test?  While I keep things about 80% gluten-free I often do buy my kids treats that have gluten.  They especially like these mini chocolate chip cookies I get from our grocery store’s bakery.  Could I pass these off as them? There was only one way to find out…

Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches

The bake and taste test.

I rolled the dough into small balls, about half the size of a ping pong ball and then popped the pan in the freezer while the oven preheated. After baking for about 8 minutes I pulled them out and let the cookies cool.

Test #1 I gave a warm cookie to my youngest. He gobbled it up and made no comment.

Test #2 after the cookies cooled I put a teaspoon of chocolate ice cream in the middle of two cookies and rolled it in sprinkles.  This treat went to my oldest, my sidekick and recipe taste-tester, who said “Mom, these aren’t gluten-free are they?” Score!  Honestly, these taste just like chocolate chip cookies with gluten and passed the kid test twice!

But wait, there’s more!

Pillsbury has two other products, a gluten free pie dough, and a gluten free pizza dough available.  Watch for upcoming recipes here (like a gluten-free almond blueberry galette) using these new products.

Want to find out more about these products? Visit the Pillsbury website to find a store near you that is carrying these products, other recipes and ideas, and nutritional information

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Comments

  1. I love how convenient they would be to week night dinners!

  2. I’m most excited about trying the gluten free pizza crust dough. I love homemade pizza and would really like to make calzones with Pillsbury’s gluten free pizza dough crust. It would make life so much easier than making the dough from scratch!

  3. Sharidan Dillon says:

    I think its awesome that Pillsbury is making gluten free options. can’t wait to try.

  4. Sharidan Dillon says:

    I’d love to try the cookies!

  5. Laura Jacobson says:

    I am so excited for these new gluten free products! I was diagnosed about 6 years ago now with Celiac disease after having my gallbladder removed, and the pain remained. Finally got my diagnoses and I remember going to the grocery store and just crying having no idea what I would eat. I have to say gluten free has come so far over the past 6 years, and I am so thankful for these companies putting out more food in the regular grocery stores! I cant wait to make some pies with the dough!

  6. Laura Jacobson says:

    I would love to make some bars!

  7. I like your ice cream sandwich idea. An ice cream pie with a cookie crust would be awesome too!

  8. Sheila K. says:

    Gluten-free and delicious goodies—WONDERFUL!

  9. Sheila K. says:

    Cookies, cookies, cookies!

  10. i want to make chocolate cookie cups with hershey kisses

  11. Cheryl F. says:

    I think they sound convenient and easy to use.

  12. Cheryl F. says:
  13. I totally want to try them all!

  14. I want to make some cookie pizzas!!

  15. Keisha Francis says:

    Would love to try these gluten free products. I have been trying to incorporate more gluten free food into my family’s diet so this would be great.

  16. Carmen S says:

    Well as I said in my previous comment I love that Pillsbury offers Gluten Free products! My sister was recently diagnosed with a Gluten allergy and as a family we are trying to support her.

  17. Carmen S says:

    I love that Pillsbury offers Gluten Free products now :) I would love to try the cookies, the Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Bars look amazing.

  18. I would definitely make some cookies!

  19. These products are great to cater to those who avoid gluten or may have Celiac disease! :)

  20. Cookies!! :) God bless!

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