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Gluten Free Sandwich Cookies

I am fairly new to gluten free cooking. I have only been gluten free for about five months. I have had a lot of disasters when it comes to baking. Everything is so different when you are dealing with gluten free flours.

This has been hard on my family. I used to bake all the time. I would make cookies, muffins, cakes, etc. Since going gluten free, I have really reduced the amount that I bake. It is just not the same gluten free. Not only is it frustrating to have disasters, it is much more expensive to bake using gluten free flours.

However, I have had great success using Betty Crocker’s gluten free cake mixes. I will be honest, I am not normally a big fan of cake mixes. I rarely used them before going gluten free. However, since going gluten free, I have been using them quite often. Yes, they are a bit expensive, but I have found the to be a no fail way to get good gluten free desserts.

I will admit though that I have not used them to make a regular cake yet. So, I don’t know how they work or taste for that. What I have been doing is taking the cake mix, doctoring it up, and using it in different ways.

I did this with one of my favorite peach desserts. I easily adapted a recipe that my mom has been making for years and made it gluten free.

Today’s recipe is another one that I adapted to be gluten free, by just using a gluten free cake mix. My family loved a sandwich cookie recipe that came from a friend of mine. I was sure I could easily adapt this to be gluten free.

I just replaced the regular cake mixes with gluten free cake mixes and it worked perfectly. My family loved these. My husband did not even know they were gluten free until I told him.

I am so glad I have found a few easy and no fail gluten free recipes like this.

Do any of you that cook gluten free use the gluten free cake mixes? What do you think of them? Do you use them often?

This post linked to Slightly Indulgent Tuesday and Gluten Free Wednesday.

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  1. excellent! thanks for posting 🙂 I’ll be passing this on to my MIL.

  2. grain-free says

    Hi Lynn,
    You may be interested in trying some recipes with Almond Flour, a 100% gluten-free and highly nutritious alternative to other g-f flours.
    Check out the site for their finely-ground almond flour (the best!), and try some of their delicious breakfast Granola (which doubles as a trail-mix snack). There’s nothing better, as you may soon discover yourself. Good luck!

    • @grain-free, Thank you for the idea, but one of my daughters is allergic to all tree nuts. Because of that I can’t use any of the gf nut flours. I am also having the issue that many of the pre made mixes and flour blends contain nut flours. But I am glad to know that they work so well for you.

      • Fire-Eyes Roth says

        these look yummy!
        if you are looking for mixes that are free of most allergens I highly recommend Namaste!

        Live Laugh and Enjoy!
        .-= Fire-Eyes Roth´s last blog ..Gluten Free Wednesday Means Meatloaf =-.

  3. These look wonderful! I know my family will love them. I’ve used the cake mixes a few times. They make a pretty good cake. I’m just a little hesitant about whether they are truly gluten free. I might try this recipe with my own cake mix.
    .-= Linda´s last blog ..My Favorite Cooking Utensil: Tools of the Trade =-.

  4. Sounds like a good replacement for some of the little debbie cakes. 🙂 I keep the Betty Crocker cake mixes on hand for quick baking. I cook mainly from scratch, but I have no problem using mixes to make the job easier. Plus, right now, I’m having more difficulty finding some of the flours that I normally use.
    .-= Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads´s last blog ..Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway =-.

  5. The only mixes that have worked for me so far were Pamela’s. I’ve had some bad results with mixes. But I haven’t tried the Betty Crocker ones yet…although I’ve read other good reviews too. I’m glad to see they work for you. This will make me more likely to try them next time I see them in the store.
    .-= Iris´s last blog ..Fruit Roll Ups =-.

  6. These look really good. I have tried a couple Betty Crocker mixes and they weren’t too bad. I still prefer the flavor of GF cake made from scratch but it’s hard to beat the convenience of a boxed mix.
    .-= Brian´s last blog ..Gluten Free Glazed Chicken with Pineapple Salsa =-.

  7. These look awesome Lynn! I’m so glad that you’re having successes =D.
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..Lime Chiffon Pie =-.

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