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Cookies and Other Desserts Using Splenda

Updated on July 22, 2012

The Holidays are around the corner and a great time for baking goodies!! Here are a few recipes to help you incorporate Splenda into your baking. *These are not my recipes*

Sweet Cinna-Spice Ginger Cookies

6 tablespoons vegetable shortening

6 tablespoons margarine

1 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated

1 large egg

1/4 cup molasses

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

  1. Mix together shortening, margarine, SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener, egg and molasses in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together and add to shortening mixture. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Chill dough in refrigerator until firm (approximately 2 hours).
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Form dough into 30 balls, approximately 1 level tablespoons each. Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheet and pat down gently with fork making a criss-cross pattern.
  6. Bake cookies in the center of the preheated 350 degrees F oven for 10-12 minutes. Do not overbake. Cookies will look chewy when they come out but will become crisp. Cool cookies on wire cooling rack.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter

1 1/3 cups SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated

2/3 cup dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

3 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup creamy peanut butter

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the butter, SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener, brown sugar, and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl. Mix, using the paddle attachment of an electric mixer, until the mixture is light and creamy (approx. 1-1 1/2 minutes). Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Add peanut butter and stir until well mixed. Add chocolate and mix briefly.
  3. Roll cookie dough into 48 balls using approx. 1 Tbsp. dough per ball. Place balls on an ungreased cookie pan. Dip a fork in water and press a criss-cross pattern into the top of each cookie.
  4. Bake in preheated 350 degrees F oven 10-15 minutes.

Christmas Shortbread Cookies

1 cup butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup Splenda®

1 egg

3/4 teaspoon Kool Aid® or Wylers® no sugar added drink mix**

1 cup vanilla whey protein powder

1/2 cup oat flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/3 cup Splenda, additional

Food coloring (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream the softened butter, shortening and 1/2 cup Splenda. Add egg and mix. (If you're using the optional food color for added drama, add a few drops now and mix thoroughly.) Add drink mix, vanilla whey protein powder, oat flour and baking powder and mix till blended. Refrigerate 1/2 hour. Put 1/3 cup Splenda in a small bowl. Roll dough into small balls and roll each lightly in Splenda. Bake at 350°F for 5-7 minutes, being careful to watch so they don't burn.



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    • starrkissed profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you for this information! I'll edit the page to represent this.

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      7 years ago

      I'll be making these cookies next Christmas for my parents and my relatives.

      My grandma is, my mom is in pre-diabetic stage. At least I can make cookies that she and my elder relatives can eat.

      Thanks a bunch.

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      Jack Zuckerberg 

      7 years ago

      I think that this is a great idea, especially for those who cant have sugar, for a holliday treat. Thanks again and merry Christmas !

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      Charlotte of Barbary 

      7 years ago

      Kool Aid? Yuk. I was hoping for something better.

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      7 years ago

      they aren't sugar free if they call for molasses, or splenda blend since the blend has real sugar is it.

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      Karen Ellis 

      8 years ago from Central Oregon

      Oh my gosh, I've got to try those ginger cookies. I love to bake - this is my time of year. If you get a chance stop by and check out my Sugabread cookies.

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      9 years ago from NY

      Nice! I will be trying this one. I love a spicy cookie. And the Splenda thing is really smart. Thanks for a great hub!

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      10 years ago

      "Great hub!" "I like cookies when I can have them too!" "Christmas Shortbread Cookies is a very interesting recipe because it has kool aid or soft drink mix I would have never thought of that!" "To end, very nice.....nice hub and thanks for the Xmas cookie recipe ideas!"

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    • SweetiePie profile image


      10 years ago from Southern California, USA

      The Sweet Cinna-Spice Ginger Cookies sound delightful.


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