30 December 2013

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches!

*Thank you Pillsbury for sponsoring this post, though all thoughts & opinions are my own.

Before I even say anything else, I will admit that I have been one of those skeptics about gluten free food and whether or not it tasted good. I think it's because one of the only experiences I've had, was once I ate a slice gluten free cake and it was not good at all... so I just assumed everything sans gluten, would be awful as well.

And while I'm making admissions, I should be honest and tell you that I'm not living a gluten free lifestyle, mainly because I don't really have a reason to. But truth be told, I know many many people that do, and I've always been curious about it. So this post is for all of you!!

Did you know that Pillsbury now offers pre-made, gluten free cookie dough??! Among many other gluten free products, such as gluten free pizza dough & pastry dough. I had no idea, but I think that's pretty awesome.

When I got word that I would have the opportunity to try the gluten free cookie dough for this campaign with Pillsbury, I was actually pretty excited to see how it tasted in comparison to their regular cookie dough. In in the spirit of being truthful, I kind of expected it to be mediocre, at best. BUT I was mistaken, it was very very good. Of course I taste tested the dough before I popped the cookies in the oven, because that to me, is a tell tale sign of a good cookie. And was so pleasantly surprised to taste a really good gluten free cookie dough!

I decided to step it up a notch and add some frosting to make cookie sandwiches, and they turned out awesome!! 



INGREDIENTS:
DIRECTIONS:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Shape rounded tablespoons of dough into balls. And on an ungreased cookie sheet, places balls 2 inches apart.  Use the bottom of a glass to flatten the dough balls just slightly.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer onto cooling rack. Let the cookies cool completely before adding frosting.
  • For each sandwich cookie, spread one tablespoon of frosting on the bottom cookie, and then top with the 2nd cookie.
    *I recommend refrigerating afterward to let the frosting set.

This recipe is so quick and easy!! Especially since Pillsbury is already supplying us with the gluten free dough. And these cookies are SO good. Would be perfect for birthday parties... or any celebration really! If you are interested in finding more recipes like this, check out Pillsbury's Gluten Free Pinterest Page!


Are you gluten free?? If not, have you ever tried a gluten free cookie? What did you think??


15 comments:

Steph @ Three Loud Kids! said...

I had no idea that there was gluten free dough! I will have to keep my eye out for it next time I make cookies!

Jamie F said...

I think I would try these, I probably should be gluten free but I agree it's hard to find great tasting recipes!

The Ramblin Rooster {Ashley Mills} said...

I'm not gluten free, but my friend's son is so I'm always trying her GF baked goods. Most of them I can't even tell a difference until she tells me they're GF!

Chelsea said...

These seriously look INCREDIBLE!!!!!

Laura Railing said...

Yumm!! What a good idea! Thanks for feeding the preggo cravings ;)

Camille Griffiths said...

Omg these look so amazing!! We just had to go gluten-free because we found out my daughter had an allergy to it. I will definitely be trying these asap. :)

Fran said...

those look yummy!

Poe Kitten said...

These look super yummy, though I don't need to use gluten free dough. Now I want to go make some cookies...

Thanks for linking up with us at Flashback Friday!

Breenah A said...

My niece has to eat gluten free now and I'm so excited to find yummy looking recipes to send to my sister!

Jane said...

Holy Yum!! These look amazing!

WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

Those look just delicious!

Substance of Living said...

These are super yummy cookies on their own but now I have to try them as sandwiches!
Cheers,
Marie
Substance of Living

Erinn Sluka said...

These look incredible! Fun (SITS) throw back post-I pinned for you!

Chronicallysickmanicmother said...

Oh yummmm

Shannon @saltlicklessons.com said...

Reaaallly . . . ? I've seen that dough in the grocery store but just haven't managed to bring myself to get it. I guess I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the recommendation.