Most of the treats I featured in my last post about dairy free chocolates were recipes I’d developed, adapted or simply followed. However, I don’t always do everything from scratch. When I first started dairy free and gluten free cooking I used a few packet mixes – Hale & Hearty were my favourite. They were so good – easy to use, not too expensive and the end product was delicious. I bought mine in Sainsbury’s.
Still reeling from my bread-making failure, I decided I owed it to the children to make them something edible. They did try my awful home made bread – I toasted it first, but it was still grim and Zac said he was finished after two bites. So I offered to make them some cookies instead. I knew I had a packet mix in my cupboard, so I was confident this little adventure in baking would be a success.
The shop bought ‘safe’ free from biscuits are all pretty dusty, tasteless and expensive. Zac appears to have gone off them too. So I am not buying them at the moment, which is why I picked up the packet mix last time I was in Sainsbury’s. Useful to have in the cupboard, just in case anyone is desperate for a biscuit – or something to do. These cookies are super quick, easy to make and won’t go stale. Unlike the shop bought biscuits, these usually get eaten within 24 hours of emerging from the oven.
The mix I used was Hale n Hearty.
We have made them before, but the children were not crazy about them. They were not all that chocolately (by my standards), so I decided to fix that by adding a whole packet of Moo Free chocolate drops. http://www.moofreechocolates.com/dairy-free-chocolate/products/dairy-free-milk-chocolate-drops.php