Monday, April 26, 2010

The Monday Recipe Blog

Hello, how is your Spring Monday going?  This is the time of year that the weather is often just perfect.  How about some sugar cookies that have no sugar?

Is your head swimming from all of the Easter treats that are packed with sugar? There are some alternatives that taste just as yummy, but with no sugar and much less calories.

White sugar increases your chances of diabetes, packs on pounds, and is a virtual trainwreck for your body.

Splenda is a sugar substitute that many people love. It has no calories and does not raise blood sugar. Compared to white sugar, it is a good choice if you need a sweet fix.

The following is a recipe for sugar cookies that contain NO sugar. Granular Splenda is the sweetener in these low-calorie treats….

No-Sugar Sugar Cookies:


3/4 Cup Butter, unsalted

1/4 Cup Butter Substitute

1 Cup Splenda Granular

1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

1/4 Cup Egg Substitute

1/4 Cup Water

3/4 Teaspoon White or Cider Vinegar

1 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour

1 1/2 Cup Cake Flour

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

Lightly oil a cookie sheet (or spray with non-stick spray such as PAM).

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the butter, butter substitute, Splenda and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl. Mix until the butter is soft, then add the egg substitute, water and vinegar. Mix this a little.

To this mixture, add the two flours, salt and baking powder. Mix until a dough is formed – either by hand or with a mixer on low speed.

Place the dough on a floured surface, then divide it in half. Pat each half into a circle and refrigerate about an hour, covered with plastic wrap.

Then roll the chilled dough on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch, then cut with your cookie cutters. Place them on your oiled cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees about 10 minutes or until the back is a little brown. Cool and enjoy!

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