‘Just Like Sugar®’ Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

By Josslyn Streett at josslynstreett.com

(Low sugar and gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe and kid approved ratings at the bottom of the blog)

The ONLY sugar in these is in the chocolate chips! Find out HOW. Read on……

Note: This blog write up is not paid for by any companies.  This is my choice to bake and rate these products, a totally non-biased, non- paid opinion.  If either of these companies would like to pay me for a testimonial please, I’d be happy to oblige,  feel free to contact me via my email!  Although, it looks like I have already done it here for free.  Oh well, Never mind.

SUMMER IS HERE!!

Summer is here, my boys are out of school and I am a mom FULL time again!  The blogs may change a bit because my blog is simply a mirror of my life and what’s going on in that moment.

Baking Fun!

Sawyer is an early riser so we have some time together to do projects in the summer without big brother around. Not the government big brother, HIS big brother.  “Hmmm, I wonder if these will taste good?”

Yes, summer is here but in the Pacific North West it is still in the high 50’s and low 60’s with gray.  So, excellent time to bake!!  I love to bake and I love experimenting with new recipes.  I change the recipes a lot since I do not eat any sugar, gluten or soy in my daily diet and have to change most recipes to suit my body’s desires.  I have not had a desert for over a year and a half.  I have gotten used to this and am happy 99% of the time having fruit in place of desert.  However, now and then, it would be nice to have a cookie or some other yummy desert.  So, I’m experimenting with a new product that a client of mine brought to me, Just Like Sugar®.

Just Like Sugar®

Just Like Sugar ingredients

On the package for Just Like Sugar® it says, all natural, gluten-free, zero carbs, zero calories, diabetic and celiac safe, no soy, no yeast, no animal derivatives, no “MSG”, no L-Glutamic Acid, no D-Glutamine Acid, no Aspartic Acid, no preservatives or dairy.  It is not organic but you can take care of that with Reiki.  (A blog coming on that topic soon! Reiki your food!)

Just Like Sugar’s® ingredients are chicory root dietary fiber, calcium, vitamin C, natural flavors from the peel of the orange and that is it!

Just Like Sugar® costs more and you need to use more than sugar because it is not nearly as sweet.  But is still very good and for people like me who have changed their taste buds by not eating any sugar, it is plenty sweet!  I bought a 16 oz bag of Just Like Sugar from Amazon for about $14 with free shipping.  The recipe below used almost one cup of the product.

Sugar cane to Just Like Sugar® conversion chart

Sugar     to     Just Like Sugar®

1 t  =   1 -3/4 t

1T  =  1 -3/4 T

1/8 C  =  1/4 C

1/4 C  =  7/16 C

1/2 C  =  7/8  C

2/3 C  =  1 -1/4 C

1 C  =  1 -3/4 C

Gluten Free

Our favorite gluten-free baking mix!

I am not celiac but I am gluten-free because my body prefers that.  Therefore, my recipe also uses a gluten-free flour by my favorite brand, Pamela’s Products.  I used the basic recipe for chocolate chip cookies off of the bag of Pamela’s Products Baking & Pancake Mix and then tweaked it a bit.  I bought it at Amazon for $44.61 for 3, 4 pound bags with free shipping.  We use this for all baking, pancakes and waffles mostly.  YUM!

The ingredients for Pamela’s baking mix are: Brown rice flour; White rice flour; cultured buttermilk; natural almond meal; tapioca starch; sweet rice flour; potato starch; grain-less & aluminum-free baking powder; baking soda; sea salt and Xanthan gum.

Alterations to the recipe

I did not change out the chocolate chips, even though they have sugar, because my kids love them and since they are so incredibly deprived of eating “normal” kid food  (LOL)  I kept them in for this recipe.  I also wanted to keep the recipe as much to the original recipe the first time and then alter it more from there.  In the future, I will use something else that I can eat to replace the chocolate, like cranberries or raisins.

Reiki your recipes

Reiki or pray over anything that you take into your body for a healthier outcome. Blog coming soon on ‘Reiki your food’ !

Before baking with Just Like Sugar® I muscle tested myself and my assistant as I had the client who brought it in to me in the first place,  to see if our bodies “liked” the product.  We all tested positive for the Just Like Sugar® product.  We had the green light to go ahead with out baking experiment.  We also did Reiki over the batter before baking the cookies to assure the best energy and nutrition possible.  Reiki your food!!

Delicious!!

For this first time using Just Like Sugar®, I really just wanted to know if it tasted good or not and would I use it again.  IT DOES!!  The cookies are DELICIOUS and I would totally bake with it again.  Here are the results from my very picky kids and neighbor kids.

Totally non-biased kid ratings

Note: None of the kids tried the cookies at the same time as the other kids.  I did not want anyone else influencing their words and ratings.

Sawyer (Age 9) and my baking assistant, said “Mmmmmmm, Delicioso!” and many other great adjectives that I can’t remember but went on the entire time he was eating his cookies.  He rated the cookies a 9 out of 10!

Robby (age 11 1/2) said “Delicious” and rated it a 7 out of 10 because it tasted really good but was more flaky then he likes.

Neighbor Tim (11 1/2) rated the cookies a 7 out of 10 and said they were very good!

Neighbor Josiah (8 1/2) said “scrumptious!” and rated the cookies a 9 to 10 out of 10!

Adult Josslyn who has lived without desserts for a year and a half, 10 out of 10!

Success!

Mmmmmmmm, delicioso!!

The experiment was a SUCCESS!!  I will most definitely bake with Just Like Sugar® again with my other favorite recipes and share them with you!  A lot of people on Amazon and other websites talked about an after taste.  With the cookies I did not taste any lingering after taste.
RECIPES
Pamela’s Products Baking & Pancake Mix (Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe)
Non altered
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1-1/2 cups Pamela’s Baking Mix
1-1/2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 egg, large
1 tsp vanilla
Yield: approximately 20 cookies.  Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter and sugar, add egg and vanilla then beat together.  Add Pamela’s Mix, chocolate chips and nuts, then mix thoroughly.  Place scoops of dough (1 TBSP scoop) on lightly greased cookie sheet.  Flatten.  Bake for 15 minutes or until edges start to brown.  Let cookies cool slightly and use a spatula to remove from cookie sheet.  Eat and enjoy!
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Sawyer loves to help me in the kitchen, sometimes.

ALTERED Recipe from Pamela’s Baking Mix using Just Like Sugar Product
(I changed some things just because that is what I do.  Play with it and have fun!)
1/2 cup butter (this would be a good one to play with.  My kids said it was too much butter and they LOVE butter.  Any suggestions?)
7/8 cup Just Like Sugar® (next time I’ll buy and try the brown sugar version)
2 cups Pamela’s Baking Mix
1 cup mini chocolate chips (We lowered the amount of chocolate chips, but Sawyer and I agreed this is even too much.  I’ll lower it even more next time)
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts (Thank you Nana for sending these up from CA! LOVE macadamia nuts and they are sooooo good in cookies!)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Yield: 23 cookies for us.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter and sugar, add egg and vanilla then beat together.  Add Pamela’s Mix, chocolate chips and nuts, then mix thoroughly.  Place scoops of dough (1 TBSP scoop) on lightly greased cookie sheet.  Flatten.  Bake for 15 minutes or until edges start to brown.  Let cookies cool slightly and use a spatula to remove from cookie sheet.  Eat and enjoy!  1 hour to make and bake cookies, 4 hours to write the blog.
Loving comments greatly appreciated!!  Try the recipes and come back here and tell us what YOU think!
Josslyn Streett
Rain Shadow Reiki
rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

4 responses to “‘Just Like Sugar®’ Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

  1. Another great write up about Just Like Sugar on Tara Marie’s website. Check it out. http://www.taramarie.com/wordpress/2010/08/its-just-like-sugar/

  2. You better save me some!!!

  3. No worries honey, I’ve told the kids we need to save some for you. But, I wouldn’t work late tonight if I were you.

  4. Pingback: ‘Just Like Sugar®’ Cranberry Nut Cookie Recipe | Rain Shadow Reiki

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