Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Cup4Cup Brownie Mix

Tonight, I made chocolate crinkle cookies with Cup4Cup Brownie Mix.  I made brownies with this gluten free, dairy free mix when it was first introduced, but I am a little brownie challenged.  I somehow always end up overcooking them.  In general, I am not a huge brownie fan, unless they have cream cheese swirled in them, but my daughters love them, so once or twice a year, I let them talk me into buying a brownie mix.  

After seeing a recipe for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies on Cup4Cup's website, I decided to buy some brownie mix to make the cookies.  You can view the recipe here.  I added 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 4 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter, and two large eggs (beaten) to the mix, stirred it well, then froze it covered in a small bowl for 35 minutes.  

I used my one tablespoon cookie scoop, slightly heaping, to portion out the dough.  I rolled the raw cookies in powdered sugar, then put them on parchment covered baking sheets.  Each batch of cookies took 10 minutes to bake in a 350 degree oven.  

I might not be a huge fan of brownies, but I love these cookies.  They were perfectly chocolaty, a little fudgy, and not overly sweet.  I will definitely be making them again, because they taste great, are easy to make, and would be the perfect dessert to take to a party.  The recipe says it makes 20 cookies, but I ended up with 18.    

I purchased my Cup4Cup Brownie Mix from Williams-Sonoma.  It contains sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, white rice flour, brown rice flour, salt, tapioca flour, potato starch, and xanthan gum.  It has an allergy warning that it is made on equipment that also processes milk.  To make brownies with the mix, you will need 1/2 cup of melted butter or coconut oil, 2 eggs, and two tablespoons of water.  On the bag, there are instructions for making salted caramel brownies, and on Cup4Cup's website, you will find recipes for making chocolate cupcakes with salted caramel frosting, devil's food cake, lava cakes, and "Hostess Cupcakes" with the mix.

I am a huge fan of Cup4Cup gluten free flours and baking mixes.  You can read more about Cup4Cup on their website here.  All Cup4Cup products are certified gluten free and non-GMO.

Update - the cookies were just as good on day two as they were on the day I baked them.  I stored them in an airtight container at room temperature.

What are your favorite Cup4Cup products?  


  1. Hi Alexis,
    Love your blog, and thank you for helping all of us with food concerns (Gluten and dairy issues, here). It makes a huge difference and is much appreciated!
    My comment is more of a request (and maybe it's my own internet limitations): but when I click on your photos, hoping for a larger (and more readable) image, I simply get the same size image. Generally the image in the post is enough, but sometimes you are so kind to include nutritional and ingredient info and not being able to read this is frustrating (and that's because you've made these products sound AMAZING!). As I need to also be looking out for dairy content, I'd love to be able to assess if some of your reviewed products are worth pursuing for my particular needs (selfish, I know!).
    Again, much thanks for all you do-

    1. Thanks RG. I am aware of the issues with the photos, which is why I type out lists of ingredients, even if I have included a photo, or type out gluten free menu items, even if I have included a picture of the menu itself. I also include links to product websites where you can go and view nutritional information. Hope that helps.