Hey everyone, hope you all had a fun 4th of July! On the blog today is the ultimate sweet and salty combination. It’s the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe and the addition of potato chips is my new obsession. And I knows it’s going to be yours too. I bet your thinking to yourself, not another variation of the chocolate chip cookie, but we highly recommend checking out this unique rendition.
Instead of using a mix of confectioners and brown sugar, we replaced both with a pure unrefined coconut sugar that is 3 to 9 percent fructose, instead of the 50 percent fructose in regular sugar. Listed below are 5 reasons why you should limit the amount fructose you consume on a daily basis.
5 reasons to limit fructose consumption
- Fructose is metabolized by your liver, and can’t be used to energize your bodies cells. It is therefore useless, and is also a toxin in high amounts forcing your liver to get rid of it. By get rid of I mean transforming it into fat and sending it to your fat cells.
- An excess of fructose can also damage your liver to a point where you can build up a resistance to insulin as well as raising the potential for fatty liver disease. Oddly enough, high amounts of sugar has the same effect on the liver as alcohol, which is also a well known liver toxin.
- Fructose, in excess, also increases uric acid productions which can cause gout, kidney stones, and precipitate or aggravate hypertension.
- Leptin is a hormone that controls appetite and metabolism to maintain a normal weight. Fructose can cause a leptin resistance causing the body to gain fat and in some cases become obese easily
- High amounts of fructose are also connected to metabolic syndrome such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
After reading through a few of these reasons to limit your fructose consumption, it’s pretty clear why coconut sugar is a better alternative to regular sugar. There is also not much of a difference in taste, so why not use it right? Everything in moderation though, which is hard when all I wanted to do was stuff all 10 of these cookies in my mouth immediately! I am pre warning you now, these are truly addicting. I ended up giving half the batch away. The problem is if there in my house, I WILL eat them. Just throwing that idea out there, I know I am not the only one with this problem!
There are a few key steps in making the perfect cookie. The obvious one is don’t overcook the cookie, which can be easy to do. Cookies will harden as they cool, even if they look slightly under-cooked. All dry ingredients MUST be sifted together before combining with the wet ingredients. Can’t stress this enough if you want the perfect fluffy cookie. That and bake with chilled dough. Cookies will bake thinner, flatter, and are more prone to spreading. Otherwise, it’s pretty straight forward. Follow these steps and without fail you will have the fluffiest and most delicious cookie in town. We hope you enjoyed your time on our blog, and hope you come back to us for your recipe needs! Happy baking everyone!
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