April 29, 2010

Not Your Mama's Cookies...Gluten Free

        My twin daughters were recently told by their doctor 
that they should go on a
 "Gluten-Free" diet due to their thyroid numbers.
It seems this is getting more prevalent each day!
I love to bake for them...
So I thought I would give this chocolate chip cookie mix a try...

And I gotta tell you...they were delicious!
The mix was loaded with chocolate chips. 
 You only have to add one egg and 2 tablespoons butter.
 It made 18 large, crunchy cookies!
And only 80 calories and 1 gram of fat per cookie. 
Zero Trans Fat too!
I popped them in this "Chinese Take-Out Box" and...
off we went apartment hunting...snack in tow!





26 comments:

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Love your snack in tow! Pure deliciousness!!

Have a great weekend, Carrie. xx

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I am going to have to try these out! They look delicious and HALF the calories - at least!

LOL - I guess that us girls are on the same wave length today! Gotta fill up the cookie jar - or, in your case, the Chinese take out box. Have fun tomorrow!!

xo
becky

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Haven't had this brand but have had [I think it's Betty Crocker...] and they were goooood. Isn't that bad to not remember the name of the maker?!? But it's a regularly known brand.

I used the low fat way of making them. Which substituted oil for butter. And since I can't eat chocolate either, shook out the ch. chips with a colander.

But they were gooooooood!!!! Even this way!!!!!

I just happened to see this/your post title, in my Google Reader page, and popped over. I'll be most happy if you share more gluten-free ideas. Since you have daughters in need of gluten free stuff.

And twin daughters, at that! I am fascinated with the topic of twins. I'm not, nor do they run in my family, so I don't have anyone to really ask. It's such a fascinating subject.

Have no idea what their ages are. I'm in my 70's and have needed this gluten free change, for only a matter of months. I'm sorry they have to do it, when they must be young. -le sigh-

Gentle hugs...

Blondie's Journal said...

These look delicious, Carrie! I love when they take all the bad stuff out of sweets and they still taste good! Thanks for the tip! ;-)

xoxo
Janie

Love the Decor! said...

YUM
I didn't know you had twin daughters
I do to mine are 19 and just as different as night and day but would defend each other to the death :)

Diane said...

Happy hunting, and I too have not seen that brand, we have only found Betty Crockers cookie mix. Have a wonderful day together girls. Hugs, Your Big Sister oxox

Valarie said...

The cookies look amazing. I will have to hunt for some mix at my local store. I cannot believe how much you and your sister look alike. You BEAUTIFUL ladies!! Have fun today.
xxoo Valarie

Deb said...

will have to give it a whirl...

RosieP said...

They look yummy

Hugs RosieP x

Kissed by an Angel said...

They look gorgeous!!!
xxxx

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

I need to stay gluten/wheat free too because when I am I feel better. I'm glad to know about this cookie mix.

Just Breathe said...

They sound great, I think we could all use those cookies.

grammy said...

What a wonderful sweet Mom you are (o:
I have several good friends that have to be gluten free
I will have to tell them about that mix
Are the girls getting an apartment together?

Leslie said...

you are such a great moma to find them a alternative treat! They look delicious! wonder how many Weight watcher points 20 of them equals..lol

Anita said...

The gluten issue is seemingly becoming more common. Glad there delicious alternatives available.

Together We Save said...

We are trying to reduce gluten just because we know it is not good for us to eat. It is a challenge!

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a loving gesture from a caring and concerned mom. Not to mention how cute the container was. My neice started a bakery in their home making all glutten free foods. They did this since they both discovered that they had too. The business has grown so much that they now purchased a warehouse. She makes the best glutten free soft pretzels! Great idea that you shared.

Florence and Mary said...

Glad you were able to make some cookies to enjoy on your apartment hunt

Victoria x

The Strawberry Mallard said...

I HAVE to try them...really have to ...gluten free? AM I dreaming? Pinch menow!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh bless them at least they can eating Mums yummy cookies

vivian said...

Thanks for sharing this.. Im going to look for them. theyre probably only 1 point a piece. I love choc chip cookies, but havent dared to make them, because If there are dozens here, I will eat them! I only want to have a couple!!
have a great weekend Carrie!
hugs
viv

Caroline said...

Adore this, I am allergic to wheat
and never know which recipes to use.
Thank you, for all your wonderful comments!
I love your blog!
Caroline

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Carrie,
Thanks for your sweet comment on my Tea Post. Those cookies DO look yummy. So sorry your dd are having troubles and what a great mom you are!
Blessings...Lorena

Country Dreaming said...

Good Luck on the Gluten Free choice.
We have several children in our program at school who deal with this daily.

Melinda

Nishant said...

Love your snack in tow!
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Nishant said...

I guess that us girls are on the same wave length today! Gotta fill up the cookie jar - or, in your case, the Chinese take out box.
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