Tuesday, September 18, 2007

My "Ugly Betty" Cookies!

You know that TV comedy Ugly Betty about an aspiring, young, ambitious, albeit fashion-challenged, woman? Well, these cookies are kind of like her. They are not going to win any awards for beauty, (my pitiful photography doesn't help!) but you just gotta love ‘em anyway. They are soooo tasty. In fact, I made them yesterday and they are already gone!

Chocolate Crisp Cookies

1 box GFCF chocolate cake mix (I used Gluten-free Pantry)
1 cup butter substitute, melted (Earth’s Balance Buttery Spread, or other)
2 eggs
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup crushed GFCF cereal flakes (I used Barbara’s Rice Crisps)
¾ cup semi-sweet faux chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, melted margarine and eggs. Mix well. Stir in coconut, cereal and chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets lined with parchment. Bake 10-15 min. Makes 3-4 dozen cookies.

Note: If you want them to look prettier, I bet you could roll the batter into a log, cover it with parchment and let it sit in the freezer for about an hour to solidify before slicing and baking. This might make the cookies thicker, but it also might make them lose their “crisp.” I haven’t tried it this way yet, but I might sometime!

Adapted from Betty Hagman's, The Gluten-Free Gourmet Cooks Fast and Healthy

1 comment:

childlife said...

These look fabulous! I have been looking for a good chocolate cookie recipe and the coconut mix-in sounds wonderful : )