Sugar Free Cupcake Recipes

Sugar Free Cupcakes For Diabetics With obesity hitting an all time record high in America, it's no wonder Diabetes is on the rise as well. It's a universal disease that affects all ages, races, and religions. I am a huge believer in the southern philosophy that food can feed the soul. Just because a person suffers from Diabetes doesn't mean that they cannot dip their hand into the cookie jar every now and then. The sugar free cupcakes below are just a few of the yummy sugar free desserts that diabetics can consume (sparingly) and still keep their insulin levels in check. Sugar Free Chocolate Cupcakes Double Chocolate Diabetic Cupcakes This recipe is courtesy of Cook's Ingredients 1/2 cup cocoa 1/2 cup boiling water 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour 1 cup SPLENDA® Sugar Blend for Baking 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon Read more

Low Fat Cookie Recipes

Have Your Cookies & Eat Them Too What could be better than a warm, fresh-from-the-oven, homemade cookie? Cookies are one of our favorite desserts and snacks, but as much as we love them, they don't always love us back. They can be a terrible temptation for those who are trying to lose weight or who have to adhere to low fat diets. When you cut fat, do you have to cut the gourmet cookies? No! The good news is that you can have your favorites; you just need to modify them a bit. Why Go Low-Fat? I Love Cookies! I absolutely love cookies. I could probably sit and eat them all day long if it wouldn't end up making me obese! Having a calorie-filled cookie is okay every now and then, but what about when you want to have a treat without all the guilt? I know this feeling well. That's why I now opt for a healthier version of my vices. This includes sugar free Read more

All About Cookie Bouquets

This post contains Amazon affiliate links and we will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on these links. The term 'Cookie Bouquet' was coined by several gourmet cookie bakeries back in the early 1980's. A cookie bouquet is an arrangement of cookies (usually on sticks) that are artfully placed in a container such as a pot to create a floral-like bouquet. The cookies used to make bouquets are usually iced and decorated, but regular large gourmet cookies such as chocolate chip ones can be used to make the arrangements as well. Many online cookie companies sell these bouquets of cookies, but there are also many online resources which show you how to make these beautiful bouquets yourself. So if you are creative and good in the kitchen, creating your own masterpieces can be quite fun! Fantastic Cookie Decorating Books Cookie Craft: From Baking to Luster Dust, Read more

Kicked Up Brownie Mix Recipes

Chocoholics like me go crazy for brownies. They are one of my favorite desserts so we have them often in our house. Like most women these days, I don't have a lot of time for baking gourmet desserts from scratch so I've found many great recipes for chocolate brownies made from a mix - you just need to dress them up a bit to make them 'gourmet' and spectacular. My favorite store-bought brownie mix is the Ghirardelli brand mix. Even before you kick them up, they don't taste like store bought brownies. Sometimes, I use Duncan Hines brownie mix as well. I hope you enjoy these gourmet chocolate brownie recipes as much as my family does! Rocky Road Brownies This simple recipe is one of my favorites - perhaps that is because Rocky Road ice cream was my favorite when I was a kid. 1 brownie mix (store bought 19.8 oz) 1 cup chopped pecans 3 Read more

How To Make Crunchy Cookies

Image by splityarn on Flickr Creative Commons If you're after a crisp cookie that isn't burnt, consider the ingredients you're using. Baking is an exact science and if you substitute one ingredient for another you'll get different results. For instance, butter and sugar. The type you use will determine the type of cookie you get. Crunch that Cookie! Want a crunchy cookie? You can't just cook it longer to get the results you're looking for. That will make it overcook and be rock hard once cooled. You want to use white sugar and real butter. White sugar versus brown sugar will give you a crunchy cookie. Use the butter at room temperature, but not melted, if you want crispier cookies. Cool them on a cooling rack after they come out of the oven. Mmmm... Cookies! Biscotti If you want to bake gourmet cookies that are Read more