Product Review: Pillsbury’s Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough [DISCONTINUED]

[EDITOR’S NOTE: AS OF APRIL 20, 2017, ALL PILLSBURY GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED. THE REPRESENTATIVE SAID THE GLUTEN-FREE LINE WAS DISCONTINUED. THE SHELF LIFE WAS 93 DAYS, WHICH WAS NOT LONG ENOUGH GIVEN SALES. THEY HOPE TO MAKE FROZEN PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN THE FUTURE.]

pilsbury choc chip gluten free

When I was first diagnosed with celiac disease the first thing I thought about missing was chocolate chip cookies. My grammy made the most incredible chocolate chip cookies and the thought of not being able to eat them made me sad, so I began my quest to make gluten-free chocolate chip cookies just like grammy’s, and I didn’t stop until I succeeded. When Pillsbury introduced their chocolate chip cookie dough, I thought there was no way they could be as good as my grammy’s, but I was wrong.

The first thing that struck me about the chocolate chip cookie dough was its smell and its texture. It smelled just like my cookie dough and it was really easy to work with and not sticky, like I had expected. The dough doesn’t spread like typical cookie dough, so press it down slightly before baking. Other than that tip, just spoon it out and pop a tray into the oven for warm, gooey cookies in minutes.

I baked the cookies on my Silpat liner for 10 minutes and let them cool on the tray for a couple of minutes to set. The cookies bake up nice and brown and they are soft and gooey in the middle and crunchy on the edges, which is my favorite texture. My daughter and my Italian daughter just love them and gobble them down. My chocolate chip cookie eating husband proclaimed them the best gluten-free version he had ever tasted and went on to say they didn’t taste gluten free, which is HIGH praise from him. We keep this cookie dough on hand and bake cookies whenever the mood suits.

Now, I can tell friends and family to pick up a tub and bake them for me when I come to visit. Of course we are talking about cookies here, so they are high in both sugar and calories, so enjoy them in moderation. The gluten-free Pillsbury doughs (Pie and Pastry and Thin Crust Pizza too) can be found in the dairy section of most grocery stores.

Ingredients: Brown Sugar, Rice Flour, Semisweet Chocolate Chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, natural flavor), Water, Palm Oil, Canola Oil, Sugar, Corn Starch, Modified Potato Starch, Contains 2% or Less of: Eggs, Modified Tapioca Starch, Salt, Baking Soda, Xanthan Gum, Natural Flavor. CONTAINS: EGG AND SOY; MAY CONTAIN MILK INGREDIENTS.

Have you tried Pillsbury’s gluten-free chocolate chip cookie dough? What did you think?

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Author Information: Jennifer D. Harris, Atlanta, GA
Jennifer D. Harris, http://www.jenniferglutenfreeingeorgia.blogspot.com
Marketing Coordinator, Pure Knead
President, Just Gluten Free
Program Chair, Atlanta Metro CeliacsTwitter@jenniferGFinGA

About Jennifer Harris

Jennifer Harris
Author Information: Jennifer D. Harris, Atlanta, GA Jennifer D. Harris, http://www.jenniferglutenfreeingeorgia.blogspot.com Atlanta Gluten-Free Examiner Program Chair, Atlanta Metro CeliacsTwitter@jenniferGFinGA
  • Michele Russ says:

    I liked the chocolate chip cookie dough. I also tried the pizza crust…it was NOT good. Haven’t tried the pie/pastry crust yet.

  • Leigh Anne Sallaz says:

    Where cani buy these products? I live west of Fort Worth, Texas, and haven’t been able to find them so far.

  • Rosalie says:

    I haven’t tried the cookie ones yet but I have tried the pizza crust and I swear
    That it made the best gluten free pizza that I’ve ever tried. No joke. It wasnt hardier cardboard like some of the ones I’ve tried. It wasnt flaky like others I’ve tried. It was delicious and looked like a normal pizza. Lol When I have time to go shopping this week I’m buying the cookie one cause I crave chocolate cookies all the time and its hard on the gluten free diet but I’m excited to try some.

  • debby says:

    They made my daughter sick, kindof thought the dough must have been cross contaminated possibly.

  • jamie harper says:

    Love it better than any other cookie :)

  • D Peters says:

    The chocolate chip cookies are amazing! I take them out of the tub, roll into a “log” and cool, than slice for the same size cookies! You can freeze the slices and bake just a couple this way too!

  • Kristi Johnson says:

    Oh my family and I love the chocolate chip cookies, but haven’t found the other gluten free products so I unable to comment on them.

  • Vanessa says:

    Sad Pillsbury discontinued products due to shelf life the key is stocking all Gf items in freezer until needed then thaw and it is still is as good as fresh, Gf that can’t tolerate gluten need alternatives we can’t eat what everyonelse can tolerate we get sick

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