Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pintester Movement - Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies

Since I love the Pintester's blog, I have joined her Pintester Movement. This is my second Pintester Movement experiment. This task was to take a pin she's already done and do it myself. I opted for Bisquick chocolate chip cookies. She found the original post here on Plain Chicken's blog. Since I'm gluten-free I miss the old chocolate chip cookies I used to eat. I like them to be a little doughier because that's what I grew up with. GF cookies tend to be super crispy.
 
 
 
Here are the ingredients. The bottle of peppermint and green food coloring are not part of the ingredients. They were part of another experiment. So the ingredients are 1 egg, 1 stick butter, 1 c brown sugar, 2 tsp vanilla, 2 3/4ths c of Bisquick and 1 c chocolate chips. After I experimented with my peppermint chocolate chip cookies I decided that it needed more moisture so I added 1 egg white too.    



I creamed together the butter and sugar. I remember that from the olden days of cooking. I don't know why you cream things, you just do.
 

 Then added the egg and vanilla. I love vanilla. It smells so delicious.
 
 
Look! Gluten-Free Bisquick. I bought it at Kroger. I can buy it in the regular grocery store! I didn't have to go to Whole Foods or Sprouts or another health food store. It is ridiculously exciting.
 

I added in the requisite 2 3/4ths cup (the entire package of Bisquick for me) and mixed.

 
But it was dry y'all. Dry like the desert. It was not bonding together well which is why I opted to do 2 things. 1 I started mixing with my hands because I always feel like I can really get things well mixed with my hands and 2 added the extra egg white.
 
 
Now I knew I was bringing in these cookies for my coworkers that were stuck at work with me on the Friday after the 4th of July. Seriously. There are 9 people in my department and there were 4 of us stuck there on Friday. That just isn't right. So to be all patriotic and supportive and good "go to person" (that's the euphemism for in charge that my boss uses) I brought them cookies. Don't worry, they know I'm gluten free AND they knew this was a cooking experiment so they were well prepared.
 
I've totally digressed. To make these patriotic I decided to color them with a little food coloring. But I didn't mix them so well together that it made purple cookies, just read and blue swirled cookies.
 
 
 
Look! See the swirls? You might have to look closely.
 
 
Finished product! The instructions didn't require parchment paper but I like to use it because I'm lazy and it is so much easier to clean up if I use parchment paper.
 
I'm not sure how I felt about the cookies. They were super dry which is a GF issue. As a result of the super dry cookies they are very fragile and tend to fall apart easily. I think if I do this again maybe a full egg extra instead of just the white. Otherwise I liked that they were doughy and not super crispy. My coworkers loved them. They thought they were great and I was being silly. They're good like that. :)
 
Recipe:
1 egg
1 stick butter
 1 c brown sugar
 2 tsp vanilla
 2 3/4ths c of Bisquick 
1 c chocolate chips
 
Mix the ingredients altogether. Bake at 375 for 8 - 10 minutes. I did add an extra egg because they were just too dry for me but that could be a gluten free issue.

5 comments:

Sonja Foust said...

I didn't even know GF Bisquick existed! Thanks for trying it out!

Susie said...

Everyone LOVES anything homemade. It was nice for you to bring them a treat!

Kimberly Mckenna said...

I didn't know there was GF bisquick either! Plus, i totally love the swirls of color!

Little Chestnut said...

They look so cute! Sorry you were stuck at work on the fourth, I was too this year.

Cherin - Masterfully Me said...

My roommate has made these before, but never with the GF Bisquick and never with the extra swirls of color. Yours look much prettier.