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Diabetic-Friendly Dessert Options

People with diabetes have to be very careful about what they eat, and since almost 24 million Americans have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, that means a lot of us have to be concerned with what we put into our bodies.  Having diabetes means many things; for some it means taking a medication, for others, it means monitoring blood sugar levels or injecting insulin.  What it does not mean, however, is that your life has to be any less rich – or tasty.  While you can buy sugar free cookies in most stores, here are some ideas for diabetic-friendly

Mother's Day Cupcakes

Mother's Day Cupcakes

Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to take time out and recognize all the wonderful mothers in the world.  Whether you are celebrating your mother, your children’s mother, or another mother-figure in your life, it can be challenging to find the perfect gift.  This year, give her something that shows you care enough to spend time, not money, to make her the perfect gift.  Mother's Day Cookies are nice, but you can get more creative with cupcakes! Cupcakes are the ideal dessert or sweet party treat for mom to enjoy.  Try these Mother’s Day cupcakes – but be careful, you

How to Make Cookie Brownies

Cookie Dough Brownies

photo credit: [email protected] via photopin cc Fans of cookies, brownies, and bar cookies alike will delight in the combination of delicious ingredients that make up a Cookie Brownie. It’s simply taking the ingredients of brownies and chocolate chip cookies and turning them into a sort of cake-like cookie brownie, and they make a great, inexpensive gourmet cookie treat! Here are some recipes. If you don’t have a jelly roll pan, simply use any non-stick cake pan. Usually a 13x 9 inch pan will work exactly the same way. Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies (from food.com) Ingredients 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter

How to Make Soft Cookies

How to Make Soft Cookies

Cookies that are soft are moist and delicious. Cookies that were meant to be soft but have turned hard are a disappointment. To avoid having your gourmet cookies turn out like hockey pucks, follow these guidelines. First off, get an oven thermometer. Every oven is different and if a recipe says to bake your cookies at 350 degrees, you can’t just assume your stove is an exact 350 degrees when the dial says so. Test it. Make sure the internal temperature matches what it says on the dial. Then you can compensate for it if it’s not accurate. Don’t just

The History of the Snickerdoodle Cookie

The History of the Snickerdoodle Cookie

Snickerdoodle cookies are delicious round, flat delicacies dusted in sugar and cinnamon. These cookies are beloved by most cookie aficionados because they are light and fluffy and crispy. However, because they are so basic in their ingredients and simple in their form, no one really knows for sure where the snickerdoodle first originated. Some sources, like The Joy of Cooking cookbook, say that the snickerdoodle could have come from Germany in days of old. Their culture has a cookie similar to the snickerdoodle. It is a flat cookie featuring the delicious sugar and cinnamon coating. The word snickerdoodle may actually

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