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As I continue to work with Clear Jel I'm researching other recipes that work using it in conventional ways. I've talked about using it as a substitute for cornstarch or flour in making gravy. 

Gravy:

For 1 T. of Cornstarch you will use: 1 1/2 T. of Clear Jel
For 2 T. of Flour you will use: 1 T. of Clear Jel


It works well for gravy since the Clear Jel will heat through clear so you will not have a change in the color of the stock or whatever liquid you are using. It also does well when you reheat the gravy and doesn't leave lumps.

Clear Jel also is a great way to work with cookies. There is a whole wheat cookie recipes that I have seen around the net, but I wanted to send some cookies to my son and know that he probably wouldn't eat them. I have posted that recipe below in case that is one you want to try. I also found on a bakers site a great idea for the classic recipe and it is great. I had heard that Clear Jel makes them more like Odis Spunkmeyer cookies so here is the recipe below that I finished and give it two thumbs up! Mine are not perfect in shape but delish in flavor!



For Better Homemade Cookies: Substitute all (or part) of the shortening in your cookie recipe with real butter. Use 1 T. of ClearJel per 1 Cup of flour in your recipe. Normally, adding butter to your recipe will make the cookies spread out flat, but the addition to the ClearJel, the cookies will maintain a nice shape, even cut-out cookies will roll out better with the ClearJel. Adding ClearJel to any cookie recipe will make them softer, chewier and give them a melt-in-your-mouth feel.

Clear Jel Chocolate Chip Cookies

¾ c. sugar
¾ c. brown sugar
3 T. Clear Jel
1 c. butter (2 sticks)
2 eggs
2 T. hot water
1 t. vanilla
½ t. salt
1 t. baking soda
3 ¼ c.  flour
1 c. mini chocolate chips (I used a combo of chocolate chunks and mini chips)


Mix sugars and Clear Jel together.  Add softened and eggs and mix until blended.  Add water and vanilla and mix.  Stir together dry ingredients and add to batter.  Mix.  Add chocolate chips but do not over mix. Drop onto sprayed cookie sheet using a medium sized cookie scoop.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. If you want them chewier only bake for 10 minutes. 




Whole Wheat Clear Jel Chocolate Chip Cookies

¾ c. sugar
¾ c. brown sugar
3 T. Clear Jel
1 c. oil
2 eggs
2 T. hot water
1 t. vanilla
½ t. salt
1 t. baking soda
2 t. gluten
3 ¼ c. whole wheat flour
1 c. mini chocolate chips (great with half peanut butter and half chocolate too)
Mix sugars and Clear Jel together.  Add oil and eggs and mix until blended.  Add water and vanilla and mix.  Stir together dry ingredients and add to batter.  Mix.  Add chocolate chips but do not over mix.  Drop onto sprayed cookie sheet using a medium sized cookie scoop. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.  


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