Hi Everyone and Happy Monday!
Today I have for you my first Christmas Cookie of the season and believe me it won’t be my last! Hope you’re looking forward to several Christmas Cookie recipes, because your going to be getting them! :) On Saturday, I made 6 different kinds of cookies, about 18 batches all together!! Oh my gosh, talk about being cookied out!
These are my almost sugarless sugar cookie. I added a sprinkle of Christmas sugar on top, that’s why they are almost sugarless. These cookies are a soft sugar cookie that contain a nice crispy edge. They are perfect little cookie to satisfy the sugar/cookie craving and contain absolutely no sugar, well except for the sprinkles, that’s optional, so I’m not counting that! Another great thing about these cookies is that they don’t need to be refrigerated. I hate refrigerating my cookies, when I want to make cookies, I want to make them now, not wait an hour or more! I have no patience for that! But if you choose to roll out the dough and make cut-outs, then I recommend refrigerating the dough for about an hour or two.
Your probably wondering where does the sugar-free part come from? Remember when I made my Peanut Butter Cookie Granola last week? Well I loved it so much that I contacted NuNaturals to let them know how much I love the Presweet Tagatose that I received from the giveaway I won. They were so pleased that they sent me a HUGE bag of it, along with a cute note telling me to have fun creating cookies. Woohoo!! You know the first thought I got was a sugarless sugar cookie, how ironic. lol When using the Presweet Tagatose, I didn’t notice to much of a difference except that I needed to add a pinch more of it to my cookies to sweeten it up a tad bit since I have a major sweet tooth! Even baking with it worked out great, I didn’t notice any difference in texture, size or taste of the cookie. Plus a big benefit is that I didn’t get a stomach ache! When I use fake sweeteners, I get such a horrible empty, acidy feeling in my stomach. Presweet Tagatose doesn’t do that to me, or any of the NUnaturals Stevia. Yah!
Your probably wondering what Presweet Tagatose is? Here is some information that NuNaturals sent me.
NuNaturals introduces a NEW sweetener for the first time in the United States!
PreSweet™ Tagatose is safe for diabetics because it will not raise blood sugar levels. One of the health benefits of PreSweet™ is that it is a prebiotic ingredient. Prebiotics feed probotic bacteria like acidopholis found in yogurt. They help the good bacteria in the digestive system multiply.
Where does Tagatose come from? It is a naturally-occurring sweetener found in milk, fruits, and vegetables. Tagatose is lactose free and Gluten Free!!
Why use PreSweet™ in your recipes? This product enables you to reduce or eliminate refined sugar in your recipes. It is 92% as sweet as sugar, PLUS it leaves NO unpleasant aftertaste like many sugar substitutes.
PreSweet™ is a low calorie ( 6 calories/serving ), Low GI ( 3 on the Glycemic index ) ,And low in carbohydrates ( especially since many of these carbohydrates are not digested )
PreSweet™ serves those on a weight loss program well because it will satisfy your sweet tooth without adding the calories that sugar will. Each 1 Tsp. Serving of PreSweet™ is equal to 1 tsp. Sugar.
PreSweet™ Tagatose will “Brown” and “Carmelize” like sugar, plus helps retain moisture longer and improve the shelf life of your baked goods.
I have to tell you I am really liking my Presweet Tagatose! Hopefully with it’s help, I won’t gain any extra pounds this holiday season. I also love that I can serve cookies and other baked goods to my friends and family and I they won’t even notice a difference. It’s kind of my secret way of letting them know I care about their health, without them actually knowing! I already slipped some in my Hubby’s frappe and he hasn’t noticed! :)
A sweet little cookie with a crispy edge and soft center.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 1/2 cups NuNaturals Presweet Tagatose or granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp. non-fat milk, divided
- Sprinkles or colored sugar, for decorating (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and baking powder, set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
- Gradually blend in dry ingredients. Add enough of the milk (1 tbsp) to moisten the dough and make it soft, not wet.
- Roll rounded teaspoons of dough into balls and place on a ungreased cookie sheet. With a brush or fingers, moisten the top of each cookie with the remaining milk and slightly flatten the top of each cookie. Sprinkle with raw sugar or colored sprinkles.
- Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until slightly golden. Let stand for 2 minutes before removing to cool on a rack.
- Adapted from Food Network
Calories per cookie (not including sprinkles): 44.5, Fat: 2.6, Cholesterol: 9.1, Sodium: 21, Potassium: 5.1, Carbs: 7, Fiber: .03, Sugar: 0, Protein: .06
NuNaturals was kind enough to also send me their new Chocolate NuStevia Liquid which works great in coffee! I just add a few drops and a little milk and my coffee is perfect! I can’t wait to experiment with it and see what else I can come up with. I’m relatively new to the liquid Stevia’s so I am not sure how to use it, but I’ll figure it out. If you have recipes using liquid stevia, do share them!!!
I also received their new Peppermint NuStevia Liquid. You already know that I love peppermint! This is so going in my frappe’s for sure!!! I already have a fun recipe floating in my head with the use of the Chocolate and Peppermint NuStevia Liquid, stay tuned…
Ready for the Giveaway? TWO readers will get a little Holiday Baking Event package from NuNaturals!
This is what you get: ONE bag of the Presweet Tagatose, ONE bottle of our NEW Chocolate NuStevia Liquid, PLUS ONE bottle of our NEW Peppermint NuStevia Liquid.
Giveaway ends, on Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00PM (PST) I’ll announce the winners on Thursday’s post!
To win this all you have to do is telling me: What would is your favorite thing to bake?
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Ready for some NuNaturals Stevia right now? Visit NuNaturals website, www.nunaturals.com and use the DISCOUNT CODE of BLG1212 and you will receive – 15% DISCOUNT on your total order. This DISCOUNT EFFECTIVE UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2012. Reminds me I need more Stevia packets, glad we have a discount code! :)
Have a great day everyone!