Every now and then, I get the whim to do some entertaining. Well, let me back up—We schedule people to come over to force ourselves to clean the house.
But I digress…
I do my best to be the proper hostess and take people’s dietary considerations in my menu planning. My daughter celebrated a birthday where one of her friends wasn’t able to enjoy any of the sweet treats that were available because of gluten intolerance. While I tried to make my best accommodations, his mother politely stated, “Don’t worry. We always bring food he can eat to parties.” But I do feel bad when someone is left out — especially a kid.
The Pillsbury® we know and love now has a gluten-free line of products. I received a sample of their gluten-free dough and gave it a go. (Hey, that rhymes!) I’ll admit, I’ve never baked gluten-free before so this would be a new experience for me.
I decided to make cookies using the Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
The package said it would make approximately 16 cookies, but I was able to squeeze out 20 using my cookie scoop. The dough was just a little more stiff and crumbly than what I’m used to — but that could also be the fact that I used it straight out of the fridge.
It didn’t take long to bake and once they’re out, you MUST wait a few minutes to put it on a cooling rack. Otherwise it’s too soft to handle.
HOW TO ENTER:
Just leave a comment on what you gluten-free goodness you’d make with the Pillsbury® dough!
Don’t know what to make? You can visit Pillsbury’s Website for ideas and inspiration!
The best answer will be selected on August 23rd, 2013. I look forward to hearing your ideas!
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post with the giveaway sponsored Pillsbury®. I do my best to promote products that would benefit my readers and therefore all opinions are honest and from the heart. Good luck!
18 thoughts on “Easy Gluten Free Treats with Pillsbury (with Giveaway!)”
Gluten-free pie crust!!!! I’ve been gluten-free since I was diagnosed with Celiac in 2007 & it’s been that long since I’ve had pie, so I would definitely go that route! Traditional apple would be up first, with quiche & pot pie up next. Yummm!
Oh my gosh, I want to try them all!!!
Wow!! Gluten Free options keep expanding, I love it!
I would LOVE to try out the pie crust and make individual peach pies with my summer peaches!
mini apple pies in a muffin tin!
My 5 year old was diagnosed with Celiac and Type 1 Diabetes this year shortly after turning 4. It’s almost been a full year, and we are still learning the swing of things. It has definitely got our kitchen trying out new, exciting recipes. I think one thing he truly misses are doughnuts. He asks for them often. I’ve experimented with different dry mixes and deep frying or baking- but they always turn out leaden, just way too dense. One of our favorite traditions is doughnuts at home on holiday mornings. We would use Pillsbury biscuit cans, and use a small glass to cut out the centers, and fry them up, keeping the centers for doughnut holes. I think with pre-made Pillsbury dough vs the dry mixes could be the key to making our tradition come back alive this upcoming holiday season! We still haven’t found these premade doughs from Pillsbury in any of our local shops or our GF only store, hopefully soon! Thanks for the chance 😉
i would love to use the gluten free pizza dough and make an amazing pizza with grille veggies!
I would make an apple pie!
i would make gluten free cookies straight up! i want to find these in a store near me!
We have increasingly been buying gluten-free, and this would be a great
addition. I am primarily interested in the cookies. I think I would use this to make some gluten-free ice cream sandwiches.
I’d make a gluten free Pizooki, or a quiche. Or GF Chicken pot pie. Or maybe all three!
Oh I would love to make a chocolate cream pie, and a stroganoff pie that my mother used to make. I have really missed that since I was diagnosed with celiac disease about 6 years ago. landfjacobson @ charter.net
I would love to try the gluten free cookie dough and pizza crust. We are not a GF house but I would like to have a few things on hand for my GF friends. I am also always up for tasting different foods. I really want to make some cookie sandwiches.. maybe I could fill them with sea salt caramel gelato!!
I would make gluten free gelato cookie sandwiches with the cookie dough.
i would make my cheesecake cookie dough bars with this, for sure!!! Although, right now I’m just wanting plain old cookies and milk. And I’m definitely excited to try the crust. I’m thinking fruit turnovers!!
I would love to make a gluten free version of my grandmas apple pie.
I can’t eat to try the pizza crust so I can make gluten free calzones!
I would bake the cookie dough like a pie crust. Maybe with an ice cream or Mississippi Mud pie.