This summer during my 30-days no sugar challenge, I made epically bad cookies. My kids still tease me about them.
Searching for tastier ways to cut down my family's sugar intake, I have come across Truvia®Baking Blend. It is all all natural sweetner with the same texture and sweetness of sugar, but with only 75% of the calories. One 1.5 lb.bag ofTruvia® Blaking Blend has the same amount of sweetness as a 3 lb. bag of regular sugar. You do not need to go to any specialty grocery stores, it is available at most local grocery store chains. You'll also appreciate the closeable easy pour spout.
Truvia® Baking Blend can be used in all of your holiday baking. There are lots of great recipes here: http://truvia.com/recipes/. I thought it would be fun to try the gingerbread cookies.
1⁄2 cup butter
1 1⁄4 tsp ground ginger
1 1⁄2 tsp ground cinnamon
1⁄4 tsp ground cloves
1⁄4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1⁄4 cup molasses
1 egg yolk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1.Preheat oven to 350° F.
2.In a large mixing bowl, mix together Truvia® Baking Blend, butter, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, salt and baking soda until combined.
3.Add the molasses and egg yolk and mix well. Gradually add flour and mix until blended.
4. Split the dough in half and wrap in plastic wrap.
5.On a floured surface, roll out half of the dough 1⁄4 inch thick, then cut with cookie cutter.
6.Place cutouts on cookie sheet and bake for 10–12 minutes.
7. Allow to cool 5 minutes on pan, then place cookies on a wire rack to cool completely.
Calories, 140; Total Fat, 7g; Saturated Fat, 4g; Trans Fat, 0g; Cholesterol, 25mg; Sodium, 120mg; Total Carbohydrate, 20g; Dietary Fiber, 1g; Sugars, 5g; Erythritol, 2g; Protein, 2g; Vitamin A, 4% DV; Vitamin C, 0% DV; Calcium, 0% DV; Iron, 6% DV.
*These cookies have 140 calories and 5 grams of sugar per serving as compared to the full sugar version that have 160 calories and 11 grams of sugar per serving.