You are going to love these pillowy soft cookies! They are so easy to make – you literally only need three things to whip up a batch of these sweet and puffy cloud-like cookies.
You know how cookie cakes are a thing, right? Well, have you ever tried a cake-y cookie? As in, a cookie made from cake mix? I used to make these types of cookies ALL the time in college. I’m pretty sure I won over my now husband with cake mix cookies. Once I started eating a gluten-free diet, cake mix cookies became a thing of the past. That is, until I saw gluten-free cake mix during a recent trip to ALDI. These are just as great as I remember!
The best thing about them is how easy they are to make. My son is a very mobile 9-month-old, which leaves me little time to do much else. We entertain a lot and having a box of this cookie mix makes dessert a no-brainer. You only need three things to make these cookies: cake mix, eggs and oil (plus whatever additional mix-ins you’d like! Why hello, chocolate chips.).
There are plenty of gluten-free cake mixes out there these days, but my favorite is the ALDI liveGfree Yellow Cake Mix, which recently received an award from the 7th Annual Gluten-Free Buyers Guide Gluten-Free Awards. You can get a box for less than $3*, which is way more cost-effective than any other brand out there. And it creates the most delicious, soft and crinkly cookies!
I love that every time I go to my local ALDI store, they have even more gluten-free products for me to try. I hope they continue to expand their selection because I am such a huge fan of their liveGfree line! The last time I was at ALDI, I did an Instagram Story of a few of my favorite products (did you see it?! If not, you can see a shopping guide here).
It’s no surprise to me that ALDI is one of America’s favorite grocery stores.* I feel like they are listening to those of us who want access to healthier, gluten-free options, and now they’re moving toward giving us the shopping experience that we want too. My local store got a makeover (chances are your local ALDI could be getting a makeover too, check it out and let me know what you think!) and I love it! I’m talking wider, brighter aisles and a new, modern look.
Which of course means I’ll be shopping there even more than I usually do. The ease of making these cookies may play a role in that 😉
It only takes ten minutes to bake these cake-like cookies. That’s right. You can have these perfectly crumbly cookies in your mouth in just 10 minutes (okay, more like 15 minutes, depending on how fast you can mix together the batter).
You can add a sprinkle of chocolate chips to the batter or you can leave it plain. Try adding nuts, raisins or spices to switch things up. These are so easy to adapt! I’m already thinking of tasty new combos to try next: chocolate chips + pistachios + cardamom or maybe chopped almonds + vanilla extract + cinnamon. What’s your favorite cookie flavor?
- 1 (15 ounce) box of gluten-free cake mix
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup melted coconut oil or oil of choice
- Chocolate chips, optional
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Use a small cookie scoop to make balls and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet about 1-inch apart. No need to flatten the cookies – they will spread out on their own.
- Bake the cookies at 350F for 9-10 minutes.
This recipe yields approximately 2 dozen cookies when using a small cookie scoop.
PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: Thanks ALDI for sponsoring this post! I love that you carry so many gluten-free options for me & my readers! *Price and availability may vary. *According to a 2017 survey of US consumers conducted by Market Force Information®.