SO not the case! I am incredibly impressed with the variety and quality of gluten-free foods that have rolled out recently. There are so many options for those that have a gluten allergy now - you can even have your favorite sweet treats!
Take Pillsbury Gluten Free Cookie Dough. It combines the convenience of ready-made cookie dough, and the tastiness you know from Pillsbury products.
I made a really fun treat with this over the weekend - and you'd never know it was gluten free!
1 tub (oz.) Pillsbury Gluten Free Cookie Dough
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
2/3 cup cane sugar
1 bag (11.5 oz.) milk chocolate chips
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup gluten-free flour (regular flour works just fine too for a non-gluten free version)
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. gluten-free baking powder (regular is fine too for a non-gluten free version)
1/4 tsp. salt
Melt butter in a small saucepan. Mix in sugar and 1 cup of the chocolate chips. Stir until mixture is smooth. Once finished melting together, put mixture in a bowl and put in refrigerator for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt - set aside. Once chocolate mixture is cool, mix in eggs and extract. Slowly mix in dry ingredients until batter is smooth.
Take half of the mixture and pour into bottom of a greased 6x10" dish. Sprinkle a handful of the remaining chocolate chips over the brownie batter.
Roll out cookie dough to roughly fill up entire dish (doesn't have to be perfect) - place over the brownie batter.
Over the cookie dough, pour the rest of the brownie batter, and sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, or until center is not runny. Let cool 10-15 minutes before cutting into 2-3" squares.
*Note: These make very fudgey brownies - if you'd like them a little more "cakey," add another 1/2 cup of flour to the brownie mix.
Enjoy! And, if you're interested in more gluten free ideas, check out Pillsbury's gluten free page for more delicious recipes!