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Friday, April 29, 2016
So lately I was on a quest,a noble quest to make a really really good chocolate chip cookie. A deliciously, soft chocolate chip cookie




So tired and weary I looked through Google image after image to see results and I ran across apinchofyum and a fabulous idea (which I'll get to later) but she was explaining some things about purposely UNDERBAKING her cookies so with a newly tweaked recipe in hand, I got to work and the results were fabulous! Not bready, not puffy, not crunchy...and consistent results batch after batch (after batch after...smh good thing I have LOTS of kids lol)
So I must share this with you all, it's a compulsion...it's love :-)

Jus' Becuz Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups organic all purpose flour 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
1 cup organic brown sugar )light or dark it's totally up to you)
1 egg
2 Tablespoons Whole Milk (raw milk is always better for you ;-)
3/4 cup unsalted butter softened (like really really soft and smooshy- soft)
3/4 cup organic palm fruit oil softened (you can also use all butter for this recipe)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I also mix semi-sweet and bittersweet again it's your preference)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract) 

First things first-Directions

 Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets (if you have 2;-) with parchment paper and set aside- Now here's the fun part!
This comes together pretty easily, grab a good size mixing bowl and a wooden spoon works best

Put your butter/palm oil and your sugars in the bowl and mix well so that you can't discern butter from sugar. Doesn't have to be fluffy and remember the soft butter and palm oil make this easy.

Add your egg and mix just until blended

Add Milk and Vanilla and mix again just until blended

Add one cup of your flour, all the salt,all the  baking soda and mix just until blended

Slowly add the second cup of flour and mix just until blended
Now begin slowly adding the rest of the flour- depending on the type of flour used you may only need 1/4 cup but your batter will be kinda stiff- taste it! 
If it taste right you're good to go. If it is very soft keep slowly adding to it but don't go more than the 1/2 cup.
Once it's mixed stir in your chocolate chips- of course you can add pecans, walnuts, raisins, white chocolate chips- m&m's...it's your cookie have fun-

Batter should look like this

 

Start dropping these babies on your cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. I have a handy dandy cookie scoop but a tablespoon will work just as well
Bake these cookies in your 350 oven for about 7-10 minutes but watch them closely!! After about 5 minutes I switch them from the middle rack to the top rack. When you pull them out they will be pale, lol, they will look a tad wet and this is the kicker, this is how we keep them soft and delicious! 
THIS IS WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR!!
TAKE THEM OUT AND LEAVE THEM ON THE COOKIE SHEET ABOUT 5 MINUTES BEFORE REMOVING THEM TO A COOLING RACK- 




this is important because the residual heat from the pan
 will continue cooking the cookie. 

This is what you will have












   

 

 

   Then this




Then this!!

Did I mention  you can even sub out 1/2 c of the flour for Organic dutch processed cocoa powder and you'll get these babies

 

 ENJOY and stay tuned because I have some cool variations and the Chocolate Chip Cookie BROWNIE (OH YES I DID!) for those days when "Whatever Land" beckons and you just don't want to choose between the two, lol

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As promised, it's baaaaacccckkk! Today is FreeFriday and BNB and today is a special one :-)

Some of you know I do enjoy baking and chocolate is by far one of my favoritest things to work with (if my 2 year old can use favoritest surely I can borrow it for this occasion, lol)



And chocolate has over time gotten a bad rap, but not only is it comforting but the good stuff is actually good for you and we want to share some of the good stuff with you!
So Today we're giving away a CHOCOLATEFIX BUNDLE to 3 of you.
This will include:

 8 oz of Organic Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder,

 8 oz Organic Raw Cocoa Butter, AND

 8 oz of Organic Bittersweet chocolate wafers.


 And Chocolate is also versatile cocoa powder can be used in henna mixes to achieve a more brown effect and stand alone as the acid for dye release. Cocoa butter is absolute LOVE for the skin to lighten stretch marks, fade scars and just give you an overall gorgeous glow, and if you're feeling adventurous bittersweet chocolate can be used in body wraps to help tighten the skin and reduce cellulite- or you can just use them all for baking, lol, I'll be posting a few new recipes and ideas on here so look out for that as well. (like this chocolate banana pudding made with easy homemade chocolate wafers!!)


BUT YOU KNOW THE RULES!! POST A COMMENT HERE TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN

IT'S FREEBIEFRIDAY EVERYONE :-D

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
NEW PRODUCT OPENINGS
 UPDATE :THIS ROUND OF R&D IS CLOSED
...more to come soon


You've been waiting patiently for this announcement too so here it is! 
We need a "few great naturally beautiful YOUs" to give us a hand in developing some great new products before we roll them out to the GP.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU?
1.A CHANCE TO TRY A GREAT NEW PRODUCT BEFORE ANYONE ELSE!
2.AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET BNB GOODIES ABSOLUTELY FREE-WOOHOO!
SO HOW DOES THIS WORK?
Below I have posted the new products we're working on currently and if you have an interest just email us with R&D and the product in the subject header if you have any questions feel free to shoot those right over as well..
After that you will receive via email you back with a short 5-7 question survey to fill out so we can send you the exact variable to suit your needs.
SPACES ARE LIMITED, SO DON'T DELAY :-)
Research and Development Products

Soothing Herbal Body Powders
This is a talc free dusting powder that contains natural kaolin, herbal extracts to soothe refresh. Dust under arms as a natural deodorant, we also have options for foot powder and a shimmering body powder- you will have an opportunity to choose

Organic Brahmi Oil
You love our Organic Amla Oils now we're developing our Organic Brahmi Hair Oil. Same rules apply here- no sulfates, paabens, no mineral oil just the ood stuff. Packed with so many ayurvedic herbs in addition to organic brahmi (and I've been a brahmi cheerleader for years) this coconut oil based slow infused oil is a must have!

IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN HELPING US BY TRYING OUT ONE OF THESE GREAT NEW PRODUCTS SEND US AN EMAIL ASAP!
beauty4u@butters-n-bars.com


Another week almost done, and it's time to exhale so we can finish strong.
Don't Limit Your Challenges, Challenge your Limits:-)

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SORRY TO KEEP YOU ALL WAITING
                                     ......THIS WEEKS WINNERS ARE (in no particular order)

BIG CONGRATS

Jameil Nganga  
Jada Williams
Lilys Lotions

Please email me at beauty4u@butters-n-bars.com put FREEBIEFRIDAY in the subject header and include your full shipping address in order to claim your prize

  HOW FABULOUS YOU ALL ARE PLEASE KEEP SHARING THE LOVE AND DON'T FORGET FREEBIEFRIDAY ROLLS AROUND EVERY WEEK.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

WHO LOVES A SPA DAY!!??

We all do!!

So with spring finally here we want to share one of our favorite products with you!

Spa Quality Facial Masque are absolutely wonderful and versatile and we have 3 to choose from (see them all here),not only can you totally pamper yourself but clays are great for applying to bruises and insect bites, trouble shooting acne breakouts and more!!


Spa Quality Facial Masque

 
AND THREE OF YOU WILL WIN A FULL 4 OUNCE JAR AND A SET OF COOLING EYE PATCHES JUST TO MAKE IT A REAL 'EXPERIENCE'!!


You know the rules! Just Post a comment, right here for your chance to win

IT'S FREEBIE FRIDAY, WOOT! WOOT! 

 

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Saturday, March 19, 2016
THIS WEEKS WINNERS ARE (in no particular order)

BIG CONGRATS

Brecklynn Bowden  
Danielle Poirier  
Roquelle Fogarasi 

Please email me at beauty4u@butters-n-bars.com put FREEBIEFRIDAY in the subject header and include your full shipping address in order to claim your prize

  HOW FABULOUS YOU ALL ARE PLEASE KEEP SHARING THE LOVE AND DON'T FORGET FREEBIEFRIDAY ROLLS AROUND EVERY WEEK.

 

 

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Friday, March 18, 2016

IT'S FREEBIE FRIDAY EVERYONE!!

........and we'll cut right to the chase here because I know you've been waaaaaiiiiiittttiiiiinnnngggg ;-)

                      This week we're giving away a

 Shea n' Honey Combo

That's right you get a shea n' honey shampoo AND conditioner if you're one of those fortunate 3 randomly chosen to win!!!

AND YOU KNOW THE RULES-In order to be entered just post a comment right here, right now!

You've got until Midnight Tonight to post so let's make it happen- WOOT!WOOT!


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