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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®
Brown
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 c semisweet chocolate chips
Ingredients-US Standard
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
2. Combine our, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl.
3. Cream together butter, Ideal®
and Ideal®
Brown.
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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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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Rainy Day Fun

So it is rain here, AGAIN! So what to do lets bake so that the house smells yummy and warms up some. Not to mention a great way to spend time with the kids after they get home from a long day at school. I Put together 3 recipes. Peanut Butter Cookies, Sugar Cookies and Applesauce! It definitely smells like fall in here!

Applesauce:

http://kathleensblogspot.com/2011/09/20/applesauce-recipe/

Super Easy and Fun Sugar Cookies:

http://kathleensblogspot.com/2011/09/20/super-easy-and-fun-sugar-cookies/

It is so easy to make before hand and put in the fridge or freeze until you are ready to use. Kids love when we pick a theme for rainy day fun such as Umbrellas or rubber ducks.

Peanut Butter Cookies

http://kathleensblogspot.com/2011/09/20/peanut-butter-cookies/

 

 

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies
INGREDIENTS:
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
1 1/2 cup peanut butter (I always add more)
Sugar (To sprinkle on top of the cookies before baking)
DIRECTIONS:
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. Stir in Peanut butter. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.  Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with sugar. 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.
Super Easy and Fun Sugar Cookies
INGREDIENTS:
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
DIRECTIONS:
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.

When I told the kids that we were going to be doing a review for Smiley Cookies that’s exactly what they did, SMILED! They waited patiently looking out the window waiting for FedEx to deliver their box. You would have thought that Santa Clause or the Easter bunny were visiting.  When we opened the box it was nice to see that they were safely packed to ensure no damage during shipping. They came in an adorable reuseable keepsake box. (Which I had no chance of claiming, its now the kids Secret Smiley Treasures Box) When the kids saw the size of the cookies they were amazed and couldn’t wait to bite into them! Each cookie is frosted and colorful and has a friendly smiley face on each one, Almost as if it has its own personality.

So I know what your thinking, How could mail shipped cookies actually taste? Well, They are extremely fresh and taste homemade! They are moist and Not over sugary like most store made cookies are. They leave no aftertaste in your mouth. And are extremely tasty! Or YUMMY as the kids put it! Plus Smiley Cookies are freezable! So you can be sure to always have some on hand! Smile cookies ship the next day to ensure that your cookies are fresh. You can purchase gifts and cookies starting at $8.99 and up! Plus with shipping as low as $7.99 for Next day shipping you get a great value for your money! Smiley Cookies are great favors for weddings, graduation parties, bridal and baby showers! Don’t forget that you can make Custom Cookies too! That’s right you can pick shape, background color and color of your smile! Now you can reward your kids with Special cookies designed by you for them for all their specail occasions!

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( I received a product sample in order to write my review.  I received no monetary compensation.  All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.)

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