Both my husband and I have a MONSTEROUS sweet tooth. Once I get started with eating sugary sweets, I just seem to spiral out of control and I find it hard to stop eating sweets once I start. Which is why I have decided to cut down/eliminate sugar from my life this year! Do I regret this? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Because I have discovered that using natural sugars from fruits for baking tastes even better and is more satisfying.
I teach a group of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls at my church, and we are currently studying a unit on Cooking. They got very excited when I told them that they were going to get to bake cookies. But when I told them that the cookies were going to be Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Sugar free, I had a couple girls turn up their noses like they thought it was going to be disgusting.
But they were pleasantly surprised at how great these cookies taste. So I would say that these cookies are both Adult approved & Kid Approved!
These cookies are sweetened by using date paste, which gives these cookies just the right sweetness. I also had some Maple Syrup on hand just in case the girls wanted just a tad more sweetness. They decided that using 1 tbsp. of Maple Syrup would do the trick and they were right!
But I couldn’t really get by with calling these cookies completely sugar free because there are GF, DF chocolate chips present in these cookies which has 5 grams of sugar.
I enjoy teaching and being in the kitchen with kids and I also think it’s important for kids to learn how to cook at a young age. But being in a kitchen with 7 Elementary age girls with various personalities can get a little chaotic, crazy, and silly, but it was still fun and I know they enjoyed it too!