Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Maple Snickerdoodle Cookies ~ SPLENDA® 365 Sweet Swaps #sponsored

Disclosure: This post is part of the Splenda 365 Sweet Swaps Blogger Program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLG and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them. 



When I think of baking, I think of cookies and cakes. When I think of breakfast however, I always turn to the taste of sweet, buttery French Toast. Yum! A while back I came up with the idea to combine cookies and french toast. The results were out of this world. While the cookies are not the texture that some others seem to have it does resemble Snickerdoodles. Which so happen to be my second favorite cookie on this planet. If you don't like the taste of cinnamon, you probably won't like these.

These cookies have the amazing buttery taste that you would expect from a snickerdoodle, but the sweet maple flavor from syrup. Combine it all and you get French Toast in a smaller, dessert like form. Serve warm with syrup dipping sauce. Don't forget the Milk!

The problem with sweets are we tend to eat far more sugar than we should. I am always on the losing end when it comes to sugar. I try to find ways to cut back. Of course, not eating it is one way. But that just isn't possible. Instead of sugar, I decided to substitute SPLENDA® in my recipe. SPLENDA® makes a wide variety of products to help with your swaps, including; No Calorie Sweetener Packets, No Calorie Sweetener Granulated, No Calorie Sweetener Flavors for Coffee, Sugar Blend and Brown Sugar Blend.

SPLENDA® Brand is dishing out 365 tips, recipes and ways to swap sugar for SPLENDA® Sweetener Products. Helping us save calories all year-long! Did you know that the average American consumers 22.2 teaspoons of added sugar daily? It doesn't come to a surprise to me because I can see that. I do consume a few cans of soda a day. That right there is over that amount! I'm pretty embarrassed by my sugar intake. Especially since it's recommended only 6 teaspoons a day.

Recipe Yields approximately 2 dozen cookies.
Prep Time 10 minutes PLUS refrigeration time. (If you choose to use it)
Cook Time 8-10 minutes
Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees 
Your Kitchen may, or may not get messy in the process. Have fun with it. I know myself, and my kids had a blast. The mess, was not so fun.


Maple Snickerdoodle Cookies

2 3/4 cups Flour
1/2 cup Splenda Sugar Blend
2 Large eggs
1/2 cup Maple Syrup
1 Stick Butter ( I use Sweet Cream)
1 packet Splenda French Vanilla Coffee flavor (or 1 tsp Vanilla)

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture
1/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Granulated
3 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg

Pre-Heat your oven to 350 degrees.

  1. In a large bowl combine Flour, Splenda Sugar Blend, Cream of Tar Tar, Mix well.
  2. Add in your eggs, syrup, and butter.
  3. Combine your cookie mix into a dough like consistency. It will be slightly sticky. But it shouldn't be too sticky to touch. 
  4. Once your cookie dough is formed wrap it in plastic wrap. You can refrigerate your dough 10-15 minutes, until firm. Or use right away. 
  5. Form 1 inch balls with your dough and roll into your Cinnamon Sugar.
  6. Place your cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet, approximates 2 inches apart.
  7.  Flaten slightly with your fork to create cross marks.
  8.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly golden.

Eat Warm, and Enjoy!

Visit the Splenda Sweet Swaps website for more delicious ways to swap out sugar!

Disclosure: This post is part of the Splenda 365 Sweet Swaps Blogger Program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLG and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them. 



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