If you follow me on Facebook, then you know I’ve been rather excited about a Jules Gluten-Free Flour deal I scored last week. Not only do I adore Jules, but her products are absolutely to-die-for. So, when a reader informed me Capitol Deal (Washington DC’s version of Groupon) was offering the Jules New Customer Pack for $29 (it’s worth $88.60!), I pounced on the opportunity to buy it. I was over-the-moon excited when the box finally arrived:
I couldn’t wait to start baking my little heart out and I thought the toughest task would be choosing where to begin. After all, the package comes with:
- 1.1 lb All Purpose Flour
- Cookie Mix
- Grahams Mix
- Bread Mix
- Gluten Free Oats
- Cookie Mix e-book
- Nearly Normal Cooking e-Book
- Bread Baking e-Book
I know, right?! How the heck do you choose? I was ready to get baking, but then busyness got in between me and my mixer: traveling, work, a graduation party and other shenanigans. All good stuff, but none of them involved baking.
But then, last night was my night … And I made it a chocolate chip cookie night.
I broke out the Cookie Mix packet and got to work!
Jules makes things easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy by only requiring four-ish (depending on how many additions you choose) ingredients to make this mix happen:
- 8 Tablespoons butter or non-dairy alternative (e.g. Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks)
- 8 Tablespoons shortening (e.g. Earth Balance Shortening Sticks)
- 2 large eggs
- additions of your choice (chocolate chips, M&Ms, nuts, etc.)
(BONUS: The cookie mix is free of gluten, wheat, eggs, soy, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, milk and peanuts.)
I made mine gluten-free and vegan. Here’s what my ingredients looked like:
- 8 Tablespoons Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks
- 8 Tablespoons Spectrum Organic Shortening (vegan + gluten-free)
- 1/2 cup all-natural, unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips
The most painful part of this process? After mixing the dough, you have to refrigerate or freeze it for 2 hours. Oh, the humanity! I popped mine in the freezer and patiently waited (OK, there was nothing patient about it) until the dough solidified.
Then, it was baking time! I followed the instructions on the package, baking mine for about 10 minutes (I like crispy edges).
Last step? Flipping the cookies over to make sure you get the one with the most chocolate chips. What? You don’t do that? Sure you don’t ….
These cookies were heavenly and just the way I like ‘em. Gooey on the inside and crispy on the edges. And the Jules Cookie Mix made baking them a cinch. I had it whipped up in no time!
Now it’s time what to make next from this handy dandy box. Blueberry muffins? Bread? We’ll just have to see …