ROUND III: Betty Crocker Gluten Free Challenge: CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!

Gluten-FREE Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix vs. Gluten-FULL Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix


The third and final round of the Betty Crocker Gluten Free Challenge, where gluten-eating friends and family compared the new Betty Crocker gluten-free baking mixes against the traditional gluten-filled Betty Crocker comparable mixes, is the taste-test for the CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!

I was really excited to try these since I am a real cookies and milk kind of gal. I prefer the simpler of sweet treats. For me no fuss, quick, easy to prepare… and no fork required is a plus!
The results of the taste-test are as follows:

 – The Gluten-FREE cookies were just as moist and chewy as the Gluten-FULL ones.
– The sweetness and flavor were almost identical.
– The Gluten-FREE cookies were thinner and “spread out” more during baking… which resulted in a thinner, not as “cakey” cookie. I actually liked this!
– The only downfall with the Gluten-FREE version is that it did not have as many chocolate chips as the Gluten-FULL kind. (Adding more on your own may be a solution?)

As an added bonus, the Gluten-FREE cookies stayed “moister” longer than the Gluten-FULL type. A couple of days later the Gluten-FREE cookies were still soft, chewy and just as yummy as right-out-of-the-oven!


The ingredients needed to make the Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies were: 2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla, 2 eggs and 5 tablespoons butter (Note: there are instructions on the General Mills website explaining how to make the brownies if you want to substitute the butter). The package ingredients do include soy and milk.

Now that I am wrapping up my final Betty Crocker Gluten Free Challenge, I want to thank those “smart cookies” over at General Mills. I lift my cookie-crumbed-filled glass of milk up high and toast you on a job well done…“Let Them Eat Cake!”

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7 Responses to “ROUND III: Betty Crocker Gluten Free Challenge: CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!”

  1. charlotte Says:

    I’ve appreciated these reviews. Thanks for sharing! I wonder if General Mills has any coupons or giveaways?

  2. kristina Herrick Says:

    You are making me want dessert each morning when I read these.I cannot wait to buy these all for my girls!! Thanks for the feedback..

  3. Lori Says:

    Thanks for doing the leg work for this community by doing the side by side taste test. It really can be frustrating to buy a product and find that GF means gritty and tasteless. Looking forward to trying the Betty Crocker mixes. Do you know if there will be any promos?

  4. Kathleen Reale Says:

    Hi Lori-

    Thanks so much for your kind words and support! I am sure that General Mills will be doing some type of promos, and I will keep all the BeFreeForMe members know as soon as I hear. I haven’t seen the Betty Crocker gluten free mixes yet on the supermarket shelves, but understand that they are in the New York market. Let me know if you see them on your supermarket’s shelves!

    Be Free!

  5. Sandra Says:

    Im actually gonna make some GF chocolate chip (betty crocker) cookies RIGHT NOW for the first time!! I seen them in an Albertsons out here in Southern California! Im soooooo excited! 😉 this is the first time ill have some “name brand” cookies since i found out i have Celiac! YAY!

  6. Steph Says:

    Did you change the required ingredients on the box? I want to make them but the box calls for one egg and a stick of butter.

  7. Kathleen Reale Says:

    General Mill’s may have change the required ingredients. As always… check ingredients (and required added ingredients) each and every time since ingredient lists change.

    Be Free!

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