Immaculate Baking Co. began in 1995, when the company’s founder and Chief Creative Officer, Scott Blackwell, combined his life-long love of baking with his new-found passion for folk art. According to the Immaculate website:
“Scott was drawn to the spirit of folk art and it’s artists, to their innate creativity, their resilience and resourcefulness. He decided to celebrate those artists by featuring their work on his cookie and coffee packages.”
Immaculate Baking Co. already has a full line of (gluten-containing) natural and organic cookie dough, brownie dough, buttermilk biscuits, and scones and now they are entering the gluten-free market!
I recently received a complimentary package of the new gluten-free Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough by the Immaculate Baking Co. to sample and review. While it is exciting to see more companies offering gluten-free products, I must admit, it would be nice to see some new products that are more “unique” than (yet another) GF cookie (or brownie for that matter). The mere fact that the Immaculate Baking Co. has entered the gluten-free market though, I am now really hopeful for a future gluten-free… crescent roll!
Oh, what I wouldn’t give to be able to whack open a tube on my kitchen counter-top again!
The Certified Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies are also dairy-free, but they do contain eggs and soy.
The cookies come ready-to-bake, in a plastic tray of 12 cookie dough balls. When you are in the mood for a cookie or two, just place the dough on a cookie sheet and bake at 325° F. for 18 – 20 minutes. I would recommend that you bake just one cookie the first time around. I baked mine for 18 minutes in my convection oven and they were still a bit undercooked after cooling; 20 minutes ended up being the right amount of time for my oven. All ovens are different, and you don’t want to test out the proper baking time for your oven with a full batch.
What I really enjoy about this product is that they are VERY easy and VERY quick to make.
Sam and Luke really enjoyed the cookies, as did my husband, who is my stand-in for taste testing right now (it’s been 3 weeks since I lost my ability to taste, and I am now beyond annoyed!). Mike said the cookie itself has great flavor, although he thinks adding a few more chocolate chunks would make them even better. Mike also said he can detect a subtle ginger flavor, which was unexpected, but nice. The cookies are a good size and bake up soft and chewy. The cookies also make for a very simple and tasty summer treat, ice cream sandwiches:
While I still prefer to make my own cookies from scratch, it will be nice to have a package of these on hand for future “Friday Fun Snacks” at the boys’ school, especially when just one cookie is needed for the cooking project. I hope that a gluten-free sugar cookie is around the corner for the Immaculate Baking Co., but what I REALLY want is a gluten-free crescent roll (refrigerated biscuits would be nice too, but beggars can’t be choosers, right?). I cannot tell you how many of Sam’s “cooking” classes required crescent rolls, refrigerated biscuits, sugar cookies, etc., pretty much any product that (currently) there isn’t a gluten-free version of on the market!
The gluten-free Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough is a new product and not yet widely available in stores, however, you can buy them online for $4.99 (less shipping); but one lucky reader will get a chance to try the new cookies for FREE!
**This giveaway is now closed**
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