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Ideal No Calorie White and Brown Sweetener Review

My mom has tried to get me to switch from regular sugar to Ideal sweetener for awhile now. She said that you couldn’t tell the difference and that I wouldn’t even notice that I wasn’t using regular sugar. When Ideal asked me to review their White and Brown Sweetener,  I jumped at the chance. The kids and I went on the Ideal Website and started looking for recipes we could make. Of course the kids picked chocolate chip cookies. (See Recipe Below). I thought for sure their would be a difference in the amount of Ideal you use compared to sugar but their isn’t. Ideal Sweetener measures cup for cup like sugar.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 c all-purpose our
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 c light, unsalted butter, softened
1 c Ideal®
No Calorie Sweetener
1 c Ideal®
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 c semisweet chocolate chips
Ingredients-US Standard
1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
2. Combine our, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl.
3. Cream together butter, Ideal®
and Ideal®
4. Add vanilla and mix until creamy; add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
5. Gradually beat in our mixture; stir in chocolate chips.
6. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
7. Tap lightly with ngers so that dough does not remain in ball form (so cookies will bake through
and be atter after baking).
8. Bake 8 to 9 minutes until golden around edges.
9. Let rest 2 minutes and remove to cooling racks

The cookies were very moist and you could not tell that they were not made with white and brown sugar. The Kids said that they were the best cookies they ever made. The cookies didn’t flatten out like regular cookies do but instead stayed the shape when we put them on the cookie sheet. Ideal Sweetener is definitely going to be used in our up coming holiday baking this year. It will help cut out some of the calories that we will be consuming between now and New Year’s!

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(I received a package of white and brown sweetener to write my review. I received no monetary compensation for my review nor was my opinion influenced by the sponsor.)

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Sweets & Treats Boutique Cupcake Liner Review

If you were to ask anyone who knows me they would tell you that I am constantly buying baking supplies. I have an over abundance of supplies to make cupcakes from liners to picks, sugars and sprinkles. My closets are over flowing with make favorite supplies. One of my favorite must haves for cupcakes are the liners! If I see them in the store I can not pass up buying them. I love fun, different, colorful liners. Sweets & Treats have an amazing line of cupcake liners. They have just about every pattern possible Animal prints, Checkered print, Houndstooth, Dots and so much more. These liners are great! My kids recently used them to make mini cheese cakes and they had a ball. Kids love baking and face it fun prints are so much better than plain colors. They used Sweets & Treats Exclusive zebra and checkered print liners. The liners didn’t stick  to the cake like some other liners.These cupcake liners are designed and made from the highest quality, grease resistant paper on the market today. This paper will resist fading even when baking dark colored cakes. The patterns will stay bright, even the white, after baking! They even have no pan liners!!  Sweets & Treats Cupcake liners are available in packs of 50, 500 and wholesale cases, to cover all of your liner needs! Here is the really great part, They are SUPER affordable. Packs of 50 range in price from $2.50- $4.00. Packs of 500 range in price from $10.00 to $25.00. Their wholesale cases are $250.00. Once you try them you will be hooked! I can’t wait to order more!

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You can taste the difference between David’s Cookies and other cookie brands. When you bite into a David’s Cookie you can taste that they use the best quality ingredients when making their cookies.I actually thought I was biting into a homemade cookie.  David’s Cookies have no preservatives and are Kosher OUD certified. I actually thought I was biting into a homemade cookie.  My favorite were the chocolate chip. (Those were the only ones I had a chance to try, the kids and family grabbed up the rest before I had a chance.) I expected there to be some broken or damaged cookies being that they are shipped but David’s cookies makes sure that all of their cookies are packaged with care and the cookies were perfect! David’s cookies are perfect for any occasion! With their reliable fast shipping they are sure to be delivered on time! David’s Cookies are reasonable priced with a low shipping cost of only $4.95 for 2 day air shipping! They are the perfect gift for any recipient for birthdays, holidays, showers or graduations. All David’s Cookies orders come with a complimentary gift message you can personalize for the recipient. David’s Cookies has been in business since 1979. They have an amazing selection of products to choose from at very reasonable prices.  And with the low shipping rates of $4.95 for 2-day air and $10 for overnight, there is no way you can go wrong with David’s Cookies. From cookies to ruggalach even no sugar baked goods! Every order is baked fresh the night before it goes out for delivery to ensure that when you receive your order that they are fresh and delicious! I loved the reusable collectible tin that they come in! My brother in-law loves it more since it has his name on it 🙂

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Super Easy and Fun Sugar Cookies

Super Easy and Fun Sugar Cookies
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sprinkles, colored sugar, frosting and other decorations
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Let your kids pick out their favorite cookie cutters while you lightly flour a section your work area and the roll out the dough until it is 1/4 thick. Let the kids have fun cutting out special cookies and place them onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks. Frost and decorate cookies to the kids hearts content.
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