Gluten-Free Cookie Mix

purely elizabeth's Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Cookies

When it comes to baking gluten-free cookies, I tend to stick to mixes. I figure, if someone has taken the time to figure out a mix of ingredients that make gluten-free cookies taste like the real thing, just go with it. I came to this conclusion after spending the time and energy to make gluten-free cookies from scratch. They turned out flat and hard and were not a hit. I'd be willing to try again if anyone has a recipe they'd like to share (preferably one without 8 ingredients I don't have), but for now I'm going to stick with mixes from a box.

Nephew Jack approves of all cookies, including these from a Better Crocker mix.I've had lots of luck with Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix, which is available at most grocery stores. My sister, Aliza, introduced me to this product when she brought over a few dozen right after Amy was born. These cookies are as close to a traditional toll house cookies as I've come across. They disappeared quickly and were perfect snacks for sleep deprived new parents. With their buttery goodness, I'd indulge in these cookies on special occasions (please somebody make them at Chrstmas, hint, hint).

Another of my favorite cookie mixes is Purely Elizabeth's Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip. I'd gladly eat these cookies daily, as a power snack between workouts or as dessert with a glass of milk. Made with chia seeds, millet, almond and fava bean flours, not only are these cookies a sweet treat, but they provide bonus nutrients. And they are vegan. You just can't go wrong! The mix is sold at Whole Foods and also online. The box would fit nicely inside a Christmas stocking.

purely elizabeth's cookies are loaded with superfoods.

Does anyone have a gluten-free cookie mix (or recipe) you swear by? Tell us about it!

-Bec