Saturday, April 28, 2012

SHOPPING FOR GLUTEN-FREE COOKIES

These gluten-free cookies were great! Buttery, sweet enough for my huge sweet tooth and reminiscent of the shortbread cookies (Walker was always my favorite brand) I'd enjoy before my celiac diagnosis. Only one thing makes these cookies a 9 out of 10.



I bought a box to take to lunch at a friend's house the other day and by the time I arrived, out of a box of, I think, twelve cookies, only three were whole. Well, to be more accurate, only three looked anything like a cookie--we dined on shortbread crumbs for dessert! I realized there was another downside to the packaging--beautifully designed as it was. It had no cellophane window, so I was clueless about the disaster until it was too late. 
Fortunately (or so I thought) I had a second box of cookies with me, Pamela's ginger cookies with sliced almonds. These were beautifully boxed, with a cellophane window to alert you to any problems. There were no problems, partly because these were so well packed, with every three cookies protected by high walls of molded plastic. The cookies, unfortunately were just OK, or maybe it would be mor fair to say they were not to my taste. A bit of a heavy hand with the spices, I thought, and kind of sticky, almost as if they needed a few more minutes in the oven.
So, in the end, we each tasted the ginger cookies, but we finished all the shortbread crumbs. Taste over texture, I guess, at least in an informal setting where it's OK to eat cookie crumbs the way you do popcorn: by the delicious handful!

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2 comments:

Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family said...

Thos look just delicious. I had no idea Amy's made any desserts.

G.F.Veg said...

they really WERE delicious--i went wild and with not much help finished the whole box in one sitting--crumbs and all!!