Friday, January 9, 2015

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pecan Toffee Cookies (using Hodgson Mill Cookie Mix)

I am into making cookies from scratch...but I am also very into making my life easier!  I was given a box of Hodgson Mill Gluten Free Cookie Mix by my sweet sister, who for my birthday gave me a big ole' gift basket filled with all things that a gluten free baker would love and use.  I love the gluten free cookies I make, so I thought, why not throw in everything I love from each cookie I make into this one easy to use mix, and oh boy did I love the results of these Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pecan Toffee Cookies! They came out big and rounded on the top with a little crisp on the edges, but soft inside. I found this mix at Walmart, and I'm pretty sure they carry it at most grocery stores in the gluten free section.  I have also used this mix to make peanut butter cookies and they are very good too!
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pecan Toffee Cookies

These Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pecan Toffee Cookies are very dangerous to have around my house.  I will make a confession... I made these yesterday and ate four of them!  I grabbed one every time I walked by...then the next day, I had one for breakfast. I know,  I'm bad.  The thing about these cookies is that besides the fact they are so easy to make, they are one of the few gluten free baked goods that actually taste even better the next day.  I find that most gluten free baking is best the day it is made...but not these babies...they just get better with time!

So if you are looking for something easy to bake that doesn't require buying all sorts of gluten free flours, this is the recipe for one will know it started with a mix!

(using Hodgson Mill Cookie Mix)
Recipe from: Goodies Gone Gluten Free
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1 box of Hodgson Mill Gluten Free Cookie Mix (requires butter, egg and vanilla)
1/4 cup of ground gluten free oats (grind whole oats in blender, then measure 1/4 cup)
1 to 1 1/2 cups of semi sweet or dark chocolate chips (depending on how much you like)
1 Heath or Skor bar, chopped or broken into pieces
1/4 to 1/2 cup of chopped pecans (depending on how much you like)

Mix up cookies according to package directions, using 2 tsp. of vanilla.  Add ground oats, chocolate chips, toffee bar and nuts and mix well.  Using a cookie scoop or spoon, place large rounded spoonfuls on parchment paper lined cookie sheet about three inches apart.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 14-15 minutes or until edges are light brown.  Let sit a minute before removing to finish cooling on cooling rack.