This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Truvia® Natural Sweetener for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
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.
These look delicious. :)ReplyDelete
These look delicious. I love that you used truvia. I would love to have you share this with this weeks Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. The link to the party isReplyDelete
I hope to see you there.
Have a great week.
Debi @ Adorned From Above
I love Truvia Baking Blend and these cookies sound amazing!ReplyDelete
Ginger-bread men are so cute! You are so talented!! We hope you will come back this week! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party starts at 12:01AM on Wednesday and runs through Sunday night. Have a great week.ReplyDelete
Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee's), Linda (Two Succulent Sisters)