Low Sugar Cookies Recipe – the perfect way to indulge without the guilt!
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago in another post, many women have no idea how much sugar they consume on a daily basis. Although experts advise us to have no more than 6 teaspoons, the average American eats 22 teaspoons of sugar every day.
Much of the sugar we consume is hidden in foods and drinks without us even realizing how much is there. Salad dressings, yogurts, cereals and drinks are often huge culprits of added sugar, despite many of us thinking that they’re some of the healthier options we choose.
Another great way to cut out a lot of the unnecessary sugar in our diets is to make recipes with the Splenda Sugar Blend.
Here’s a great recipe to help get you started. For this sweet swap, I substituted the sugar blend for the sugar in a favorite cookie recipe.
The result is a cookie that tastes just as amazing, but has half the calories of sugar. Instead of the 774 calories in each cup of sugar (1,548 calories total), the Sugar Blend has only 387 calories in the equivalent (774 calories total). Awesome!
Low Sugar Cookies Recipe
• 6 cups flour
• 3 tsp. baking powder
• 2 cups unsalted butter
• 1 cup Splenda or similar sugar blend
• 2 eggs
• 2 tsp. vanilla extract, almond or desired flavoring
• 1 tsp. salt
2. Chill for 1 to 2 hours
3. Roll to desired thickness and cut into desired shapes. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 350 degrees F (176 C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until just beginning to turn brown around the edges. This recipe can make up to 5-dozen 3″ cookies.
Once the cookies have cooled completely, decorate with icing and/or sprinkles if desired.
Janet W. says
Those look delicious! I haven’t tried SPLENDA before in a dessert recipe. Would love to see if the flavor is altered.
courtney b says
this is an awesome idea… i usually stay away from cookies because they have too much sugar.. but spennda is great idea!
Paula @ Frosted Fingers says
Those cookies are cute! I am not a big Splenda fan. No matter how I use it, I can still taste it
TerriAnn @ Cookies & Clogs says
I didn’t even know they had a sugar blend. I’m sure the whole ‘sweetener’ thing isn’t even noticeable in delish cookies like that!
Marcie W. says
An excuse to indulge in a healthier cookie? Yes please!!
Rachel @ Following In My Shoes says
Yay — thanks for sharing some healthier alternatives.
Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins says
Those cookies look absolutely amazing!
Shell Feis says
Those cookies are ridiculously pretty! I love baking with Splenda.
I really need to work at swapping out foods and making our favorite recipes healthier I think this would be my ticket to getting everyone eating a little better.
Jill A. Collins says
Love the recipe! Going to give it a try.
Theresa @ Faith and Family Reviews says
These looks so good!
Anne - Mommy Has to Work says
I would have thought a wrap would be better…Thanks for the tips.
April Decheine says
What a great cookie recipe! I love the ingredients.
Crystal Green says
These look good. I enjoy Splenda because you can’t tell much of difference. Thank you for the possible swap choices. I would have never thought of olive oil verses Parmesan cheese.
Those cookies are beautiful! 🙂
Kathleen B says
Those cookies are gorgeous, and I bet they taste as good as they look.
Yes, love, love Splenda!! Going to try the swap.
Those cookies look amazing! I would have never thought to swap oil for parm cheese – great tip!
Liz Mays says
Those are just incredible looking. You are such a talent in the kitchen!
Kate F. says
I love the way those cookies are decorated!
This is a great recipe! It is so easy to eat too much sugar. I’ll have to try this recipe soon.
Kelsey Apley says
We have cut back on sugar intake in our home this year. Those cookies look SO good!!!
Robin Wilson says
I use Splenda all the time because I have to watch my weight due to medications. My husband swears he can taste it, but when I bake with it and don’t tell him, he never says a word! Gorgeous cookies!
Jo-Ann Brightman says
I use sugar substitutes in many of my recipes. These cookies look delicious, but the icing probably adds too much sugar. I hadn’t realized how high in sugar dried fruits could be and often the actually ad sugar in the drying process.
Alicia K says
splenda is an easy way to make healthier choices each day