Jules Gluten Free flour is my preferred flour blend these days. It works in everything from quick breads to coconut fried shrimp. It coats chicken so well that I can be lazy when making chicken fingers, dredging the chicken directly in the flour without any egg or milk wash. Yes, the flour is superb, to say the least. Obviously, when I found out the company now offers a gluten-free cookie mix, I was thrilled to be able to test taste it! For people with other food intolerances, the cookie mix is free of dairy, soy, nuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish and eggs as well.
My Jules Gluten Free Cookie Mix arrived a few weeks ago and when I finally took the time to make chocolate chip cookies with it, I was thrilled with the taste, texture and ease of use of the mix. There was one slight glitch in the instructions as they mention adding vanilla, but didn’t say how much. The instructions are for the whole bag which makes about 60 cookies. Based on that number, I added 1 teaspoon of vanilla to the batter. McCormick’s pure vanilla extract is now labeled gluten-free, but the company would not state that anything they have is gluten-free. That was after I thanked them for labeling the vanilla gluten-free. So, I now use the Laura Lynn brand of vanilla from Ingles.
As it turned out, the mention of vanilla was not supposed to be on the cookie mix bag and on the new labels, vanilla will not be listed in the instructions. Luckily, the cookies did not suffer one bit with the addition of the extra vanilla (there is vanilla powder already in the mix). So, what I did wrong when making my cookies was make them way too big. Instead of making them the size of a teaspoon, mine were more like oversized tablespoons. That is why the mix yielded only about 36 cookies, instead of 60. The cookies weren’t too pretty when all was said and done (because they were so big!), but that did not affect the taste one bit either.
The cookies tasted like something your Grandmother would make when you were little. For those of you who grew up on cut and bake chocolate chip cookies, these are better than those were. And I happened to love the cut and bake cookies right up until my celiac diagnosis. You get used to eating things you did as a child, I guess. Anyway, many people who are more creative bakers than I am have made many more types of great cookies with the new mix from Jules Gluten Free. I never made home made cookies or even those from a mix before I went gluten-free – only the cut and bake type. Therefore, I have no desire to make other types of cookies from the new cookie mix from Jules. These delicious and perfectly chewy chocolate chip cookies are the perfect gluten-free cookie for our house!
If you love baking your own cookies and want to try the new cookie mix from Jules Gluten Free, please enter to win three mixes from the company. The winner will be posted here on July 9th and the winner’s name, e-mail address and shipping address will be submitted to Jules Gluten Free. Post any comment below for your chance to win this great new product. The shipping address must be in one of the lower 48 states. Deadline for comments is July 8th at midnight EST. Good luck!
UPDATE: Congratulations to McDonald who won the cookies mixes from Jules Gluten Free!
*Special thanks to Jules Gluten Free for my review mix and for sponsoring this great give-away for our readers!