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Immaculate Baking Company is a great company that produces all natural & organic cookies, brownies and other treats.  They also produce all natural and organic doughs for you to bake your own goodies!

The company sent me a coupon for a free product to try, so I picked up the natural Chocolate Chunk cookie dough. It was 24 pre-cut squares of dough, that all you had to do was set your oven to 350 degrees F, separate, place & bake for 10-14 minutes. Easy, enough, no?

Well today I was craving some chocolate chippers, so I pulled my pre-made dough out of the fridge. Each dough ball was round in shape, thick, and only about an inch and a half in diameter. There weren’t really chocolate chunks per se, more like your standard chocolate chips. I reccommend letting them thaw a few minutes before separating, as a few of my pieces broke in half as I tried to separate each ball. One thing that was weird is that you can fit 20 of them on a pan, which leaves you with 4 left over (at least with the pan I used). I ended up just throwing the other 4 out because I couldn’t be bothered to wait 15 mintues for 4 cookies. When they were done baking, they turned a nice golden brown, but didn’t really spread out much at all. They were small!

tiny, but yummy!

The taste, however, is where it’s at. These were yummy! Similar to place & bake toll house cookies, but not as sweet. They had more of a brown sugar and vanilla taste, and I think I even detected a hint of maple flavoring. Yum! I could easily down a few of these!

Overall, these get 4 stars. They are tasty, but they are TINY!! The positives is that they are all natural, have no trans fats, and the company promotes “Cookies With a Cause”. This particular brand gives back to others, sucha s donating to charities or art supplies. Nice! The negatives however, is that there is NO fiber (made with unbleached wheat flour), has 2 grams of saturated fat per tiny cookie, and contain palm oil, one of the rather unhealthy oils.

Otherwise-if you need a place & bake chocolate chip cookie- look no further!These are trans fat free, and help out other causes, as well as delicious. Give em a try! 🙂

1 cookie is 80 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 11 carbohyrates, 0 grams of fiber and 1 gram of protein.

Unbleached, Unbromated Flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Chocolate Chips ( sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soya lecithin, vanilla extract, ground cocoa beans), Light Brown Sugar, Palm Oil, Whole Eggs, Sugar, Invert Cane Sugar, Chocolate Chunks (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, chocolate liquor processed with alkali, soya lecithin, salt), vanilla, water, sea salt, baking soda, baking powder.

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So. Yesterday I made the most mouth watering, DELICIOUS and HEALTHY chocolate carob chip cookies! Not too much sugar (yay!) I made some swaps with some ingredients that the PANOS brand sent me-Instead of  brown sugar, I used Chatfield’s Date Sugar, and I also used Chatfield’s Carob Chips in place of chocolate chips (but you could certainly use chocolate chips).
Look at these!…

They are “puffier” cookies- so if you like them flatter, you can use the backside of a spoon before you bake them to flatten them out. They came out rich and buttery tasting- I couldn’t even tell the swap for the date sugar for brown sugar! The carob chips also had a sweet, vanilla taste. It was a nice change from the traditional chocolate chip, although next time I think I will use all natural chocolate chips.

Either way… I already ate 3 😉

Onto the individual components…

Date Sugar-

The sugar itself is actually a purpley-brown color, and has a grainy consistency. By itself, I tasted a little bit, and it did taste like brown sugar, but wasn’t identical. However, I couldn’t tell the difference once the cookies were baked

According to the package, “unlike refined sugar and sweeteners, where vitamins and minerals are stripped during refining, the simple drying process maintains the naturally occurring nutrients found in dates”. Sweet & healthier-nice!

1 tsp is 10 calories, 0 fat, 3 carbs, 0 fiber, and 0 grams of protein.

Carob Chips-

these are smaller in size then regular chocolate chips, but really plumped up a bit when I cooked them. Raw, they taste slightly like cocoa at first, and then they are sweet once it melts in your mouth. It’s a different experience, but I like them. I found myself popping them in my mouth as I was baking. Cooked- they also have a different taste. Definetely sweeter, and with a bit of vanilla flavoring. One of the chips was baked alone (it got separated from the dough!) and actually sizzled when I removed the pan from the oven- bizarre!

2 Tbsp. is 80 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 10 grams of carbs, 0 grams of fiber, and 0 grams of protein.

Beet sugar, palm kernel and palm oil, carob powder, soy lecithin (an emulsifier).
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