I had the opportunity to sample a new cookie mix from Pamela’s Products recently and I am thrilled to share my thoughts about it. Pamela’s recently debuted an Oatmeal Cookie Mix that is not only certified gluten-free, but dairy-free, too.
Gluten-free Oats, Evaporated Cane Sugar, Brown Rice Flour, Brown Sugar, Tapioca Starch, Potato Starch, Sorghum Flour, White Rice Flour, Sweet Rice Flour, Spices, Grainless & Aluminum-Free Baking Powder (Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Potato Starch), Sea Salt, Baking Soda, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Guar Gum.
I followed the directions on the back for the cookie bars, as opposed to cookies. I chose to add peanut butter baking chips, as I knew that was a sure fire way to get Jon to eat the bars, though I would have preferred raisins. The mix was simple to put together by softening the butter with the mixer and then adding the mix, egg and mix-ins. Mix-ins can be anything from dried fruit to nuts, coconut or baking chips. After the ingredients were well blended, I pressed the batter into an 8 x 8 parchment lined pan.
I baked the bars for 28 minutes in a 350 degree oven, let them cool for a while and then cut them while they were still warm.
The mix produced a wonderfully moist and flavorful Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie bar! I love the combination of flavors and can’t wait to share them with a few gluten-free friends tomorrow. While the mix is free of dairy, the bars as I prepared them are not, though they could be made that way by using dairy-free margarine and baking chips or subbing dried fruit for the chips.
*This product was sent to me free of charge for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions shared here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.