Cookies in a Pinch! Thanks EatPastry®

{Ring}

"Hello."

"Hi, yes, this is your son's teacher calling and I forgot to mention that Johnny is celebrating his birthday in class today and that we're having cookies and Kool-Aid®. I was wondering if you could bring something by in the next hour?"

Ack!

Is this call all too familiar?

If yes, I think you'll dig this!

Over the weekend we hit Costco and all hail to my sister who spied the EatPastry® Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough in the refrigerated section. The wheels of my shopping cart literally screeched as I did a 180. "Safe" cookie dough in a tub? You're kidding me?! Nope. And not only is it certified gluten-free, it's dairy-free, egg-free, and vegan, too!

I baked up a batch today and they are perfectly crisp with the right amount of chew. Thinner cookies, but delectable. The only thing I would advise is not to eat the gluten-free doughs raw. Uncooked garbanzo flour is just plain weird, but once cooked you'd never know bean flour was in the mix.

So finally, "safe" cookies in a pinch! In less than half an hour I had cookies baked and delivered to school today. Thank you EatPastry® for making me look like a super mom—all the credit goes to you.

Here are other stores where EatPastry® products are sold. And here is their full-line of doughs/flavors.

Oh and if Kool-Aid just isn't your thing, try this recipe for dye-free Cool-Aid, I think you'll love it.

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The tubs you find at Costco are super-sized and will take us a while to go through so my plan is to freeze scoops of the dough and try the freezer-to-oven method of baking. I'll let you know how it works out. 

To ensure ALL the ingredients/manufacturing practices are "safe" for you and yours, here is the ingredients list. Though the product is certified gluten-free, I highlight the part that says "Made in a facility that handles peanuts and wheat."

EatPastry® Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ingredients (as of January 8, 2013): Gluten Free Flour Blend: (Garbanzo, Brown Rice), Natural oil blend (palm fruit, canola, and olive oils), filtered water, pure salt, contains less than 2% of natural flavor (no MSG, no alcohol, no gluten), sunflower lecithin, lactic acid (non-dairy, derived from sugar beets), and colored with annatto extract), Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Dark Chocolate (Organic Sugar, Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Soy Lecithin (an emulsifier), Organic Natural Vanilla), Organic Brown Sugar, Organic Apple Sauce, Pure Vanilla Extract, Baking Soda, Xanthan Gum, Sea Salt. Contains organic ingredients, and organic soy lecithin. Made in a facility that handles peanuts and wheat.  NO dairy, egg, cholesterol, artificial flavors, or hydrogenated oils.