I love baking, but I never seem to have enough time to devote to baking something from scratch so I end up keeping a lot of store bought mixes on hands for those days that I want to indulge myself with something sweet. I had a pouch of Authentic Foods Chocolate Chunk Gluten Free Cookie Mix in my cabinet that I had been holding on to forever (I'm lazy ok!) and decided now was the time to try it out.I'm not usually into gf cookie mixes, I've tried a few and have not been impressed. Usually the cookies end up being too crumbly, or have a weird taste.
The Authentic Foodsmix was pretty easy, just add oil, eggs and water and you're good to go. I'm actually pretty fond of mixes that call for oil instead of butter because I have this obsession with having at least 4 sticks of butter on hand in my house at any time, but that's another story. Anyway, after you mix everything together you just form the dough into balls, drop it on a cookie sheet and put it in the oven. The dough was very sticky and a little difficult to form into balls, but I got around it by making my balls a little larger (insert snicker from husband here), which was better anyway because the chunks of chocolate were pretty big.
I was worried that they wouldn't flatten out and spread like regular cookie batter as they baked, but they spread out a bit and looked fantastic. After they cooled down I tried one and they were really tasty. They were chewy, but firm and had tons of chocolate chunks. This is a chocolate lovers cookie for sure! The real test for me is whether they would hold up after a few days. I put them in a tupperware container and the next day they were still soft and chewy. They actually held up for a few days in the container with no problems, which is feat in and of itself for gf cookies.
I was really impressed with the flavor and texture of the cookies and would definitely make them again. I love that I now have a go to for when I want fresh baked cookies without the hassle. Try it and tell me what you think!