Growing up, my mom was not one who baked. I didn't come home to warm chocolate chip cookies, or freshly iced cupcakes. So, one day I asked her if I could bake some cookies; I was so excited when she said yes. I carefully followed the recipe on the back of the chip bag, but was so disappointed with the outcome of the cookies because I thought they were way to sweet. From that day forward, I have always cut back on the amount of sugar called for when baking cookies, bars and other baked goods. No one ever misses it. I always make a few other tweaks as well.