Lucy’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was given a few Lucy’s cookies last year and was surprised with how tasty they were.  So, when I spotted this pack of Lucy’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies at the store I made sure to pick up a box.
The fact I enjoy these aside, the nutrition facts are what initially sold me on these cookies. 3 cookies is a serving size and they’re pretty normal size cookies (similar to a Chips Ahoy size). They’re light, airy and crispy, flavorful and a perfect little dessert or even snack. Even though they are chocolate chip they have a bit of a sugar cookie flavoring to them, which I feel makes them unique. They’re perfect on their own, or alongside a cup of coffee (or milk if you enjoy milk).  They are a little expensive – as most gluten free items tend to be, but this pack was right under $4.
A serving size is 3 cookies, which are 130 calories and only 3 points plus values. Quite a steal for cookies!
QUESTION:
What is your favorite brand of packaged cookies?

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

This past week I decided I wanted to do a little baking and Spice Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookieswere on the menu!
I wanted to make these the week prior, but time just didn’t allow so I went ahead and whipped these up over the weekend and boy, oh boy, were they delicious!  Not only were they delicious, but they were so simple to make.  It involved opening packages and a can, dumping the contents into a bowl and measuring out chocolate chips and walnuts.  Easy as pie.
The Points Plus values do vary depending on the amount of cookies you make so your individual recipe would have to be thrown into Weight Watchers Recipe Builder to uncover the points plus value per serving.  I ended up making 68 cookies and it made each cookie 1 points plus value each.
These cookies are softer cookies – but they are heavenly.
Ingredients:
  • 1 box Spice Cake Mix
  • 1 can 100% pure pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • ~1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Blend spice cake mix. Pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin together until evenly combined and there are no bumps left.  Add in the chopped walnuts and chocolate chips and fold until combined.
Using a melon baller, teaspoon or the tip of a tablespoon drop cookies onto a non-stick cookie sheet.  Note: the cookies don’t really rise or spread so having them close together (but not touching) on the pan will not affect the end result.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for roughly 10 minutes or until golden brown.  Cooking times vary oven to oven, so it may take up to 15 minutes to bake.
Last but not least – enjoy!