Gluten Schmuten: Wegmans GF Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

GLUTENSCHUMUTENGluten-free foods are expensive and their flavor profile, in many cases, is suspect. The Al Dente blog is going to work through the good and the bad from the perspective of a toddler who known for her picky eating and her parents. We’ll collect these, as well as the rest of our journey with The Kid’s Celiac disease diagnosis, under the Gluten Schmuten category tag.

IMG_2645The Wife’s birthday falls in the middle of the week this year, so we celebrated in style over Memorial Day weekend with clams and shrimp. The Mother-In-Law offered to make a gluten-free birthday cake, so The Kid could partake, but ran into some issues with it (more later). She still brought it but also brought a batch of cookies made from a Wegmans gluten-free mix that she had on hand.

THE SELL: Wheat-free. Rich and indulgent. Gluten Free. Chosen with Care! Our Food You Feel Good About yellow banner is your shortcut to great-tasting products with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

THE PACKAGE: Each 15.3 oz box makes 22 cookies.

THE INGREDIENTS: Sugar, Potato Starch, Rice Flour, Corn Starch, Tapioca Starch, Yellow Corn Flour, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Cornstarch, Monocalcium Phosphate), Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, Xanthan Gum, Soy Flour.

THE STATS ON A SERVING: One cookie serving has 80 calories, 1g fat, and 14g carbs.

THE COST: $3.49 at Syracuse Wegmans stores.

THE REPLACEMENT: Truth be told, The MIL would make from scratch. That said, Wegmans carries Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix is $2.00 per bag.

THE ADULT TASTE TEST: I really liked them. The MIL said she used vanilla, but the mix could have used a little more. They had the telltale grit, but I didn’t think it was that bad all things considered.

THE KID TEST: Inhaled them. Had the plate been within her reach, the 15 cookies that The MIL brought would have been gone.

THE VERDICT: Thumbs up.



3 thoughts on “Gluten Schmuten: Wegmans GF Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix”

  1. It was my friend’s birthday and we had a birthday get together. 2 of our friends are gluten free so I made a chocolate chip cookie cake using this mix. Comments were “Amazing” and “Delicious”. The recipe I followed called for xanthan gum, which is $9 in Wegmans, and I just needed a teaspoon. This Wegmans mix has it already blended into the dry mix so I bought 2 boxes. I separated the chocolate chips from the dry mix in both boxes using a sifter. Set the chips aside. The 2 boxes gives you 3 cups of dry mix:
    Preheat oven to 325

    3 cups of dry choc. chip cookie mix. Dry mix only, no chips (wegmans)
    1 tbsp. vanilla extract
    6 tbsp. unsalted soft butter
    6 tbsp. veggie shortening
    1 egg + 2 egg yolks
    11/2 cups choc. chips (saved from the box mix)
    1 tbsp. brown sugar

    In mixing bowl mix butter, veggie. shortening and brown sugar until well mixed. Add 1 egg yolk and some of the dry mix and mix again. Add another egg yolk and some dry mix and mix again. Add the egg and more dry mix and mix again. Add the remainder of the dry mix. Add choc. chips.

    Place in 9 by 13 inch baking sheet with 1 inch rim and smush it gently into pan until all flat. Bake at 235 for 25 mins. The cookie was soft and chewy, not grainy, in the middle and crunchy on the outside. Is baking it at 350 better? Then for how long?

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