I have a small obsession with Life Hacks. I can’t not read them and think, whose idea was this?? I need to know the brilliant person behind using a dustpan to fill a bucket from a shallow sink. Why are they not working for NASA or trying to cure cancer? That persons intellect needs to be tapped.
There are of course the Life Hacks that sadly don’t work, however. Like killing ants with Febreze. Check out my totally non-scientific test of that one here. It will save you the trouble of wasting a lot of Febreze.
I came across a Life Hack on Pinterest this weekend for cookies made from cake batter.
Now, this is not usually something I would give more than a moment’s thought to, however, I happened to have just finished cleaning out my pantry and found a box of gluten free cake mix. Don’t get me wrong, I like cake and I could have saved the box for cupcakes, but I REALLY love cookies. A LOT. So, I put this Life Hack to the test.
Life Hack approved! The cookies were so easy to make, they were delicious and they are gluten free. That is a win, win, win in my book.
Gluten Free Double Chocolate Gluten Free Cookies
1 box Betty Crocker Gluten Free Devil’s Food Cake Mix
1/2 c Vegetable Oil
1/2 c of Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mix together the cake mix, oil and eggs
- Fold in Chocolate Chips
- Scoop batter into 1 T balls and place on cookie sheet
- Bake for 9-12 minutes
For the sake of the photographs, I sprinkled the cookies with some powdered sugar. Only because it is very hard to get a picture of a chocolate cookie and have it not look completely like a, well, a turd. I promise, these taste delicious! Super chocolatey and gooey. They will be a hit for you and all of your gluten free friends. And that recipe cannot get much easier. Enjoy!