I receive a lot of questions about gluten-free products: which ones work, which ones are easy to use, which ones are worth buying and, most importantly, which ones taste good? Replacing flour in recipes and products is a challenge, and there are many that miss the mark.
If you’re trying to eat gluten-free or add more whole-grains to your diet, Among Friends Cookie Mix is one to try. These cookies are practically guilt-free with ingredients like oat flour, premium chocolate, ground flax seed, sea salt and organic cane sugar. They are verified Non-GMO, certified gluten-free, low in sugar and high in whole-grains.
The founders, Suzie Miller and Lizann Anderson, did not intend to make a gluten-free product, but rather baked goods that are dense with nutrition without sacrificing great taste. The last thing they wanted to do was create a “healthy cookie” that tasted like the cardboard it was packaged in.
Their gluten-free flavors include Molasses Ginger, Double Chocolate, and Chocolate Cranberry. Being an avid fan of all things chocolate, I bought the Double Chocolate.
They were easy to make with only 2 eggs and 4 tablespoons of butter that needed to be added. The package was small but made more cookies than I expected (depending on the size, more than 2 dozen). They baked in less than 10 minutes and the texture was crumbly, yet moist. Chocolate chunks filled the cookies and enhanced the double chocolate flavor. They were not too sweet, which makes them taste rich and satisfying.
I look forward to trying some of the other flavors and seeing what other products they create. Finding healthy baking mixes that also taste good is a challenge, but with the Among Friends brand, making cookies “from scratch” is easy and full of good ingredients.