Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Made with SPLENDA
Did you know that the average American consumes more than 22 teaspoons of added sugar per day? Shockingly, that is more than triple the recommended amount for women and more than double the amount for men! I know in our home, I try my hardest to limit the amount of sugar I feed my family. With the holiday season in full swing, that can be really tough!
Since the nature of the holiday season is just so sweet, I was more than happy to substitute both the white, and brown sugar in my Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener. I received plenty of SPLENDA® products in to sample so I was excited to see if my family could tell the difference when I replaced the traditional sugar with this great tasting product.
Did my #SweetSwaps work?
Honestly, I prepared my Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies recipe as I normally would with the exception of the white and brown sugars. Since the conversion between conventional sugar, and SPLENDA® is a bit different, I used the Sugar-to-SPLENDA® Sweeteners Conversion Chart. I was pleasantly surprised that my cookie texture did not change and boy did they bake up nicely!
Want to make these Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies made with two SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener products?
Here is what you will need:
- 3 cups of Oats
- 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
- Pinch of Salt
- 2 Eggs
- 2 sticks Unsalted Butter
- 2 tablespoons Vanilla Extract
- 2 cups Flour
- 1/4 cup SPLENDA® Sugar Blend
- 1/2 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend
- 1 cup chocolate morsels
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees
In a bowl, combine the butter, sugars, extract, and eggs until creamy
In a larger bowl combine remaining dry ingredients
Add the creamy sugar, and butter mixture to the dry blend, and mix well.
On parchment lined baking sheets, form tablespoon balls of cookie dough and place them 2 inches apart.
Bake cookie for 13-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown
Place on a cooling rack, and repeat. This recipe yields 36 cookies.I am so happy that I made the delicious choice to reduce the amount of added sugar and calories in my cookie recipe by using SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener products. Our cookies turned out amazing, and no one could tell the difference. I secretly smiled to myself because I feel a lot better knowing that my kids will not be consuming as much added sugar with their nightly treat. Hopefully even Santa appreciates our cookies!
Want to learn more about SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener? You can view all their products by visiting their official site. There you can also find recipes that use SPLENDA®. Have your own recipe that you have created using SPLENDA® products? Why no submit it to the SPLENDA® 365 Sweet Swaps? YOUR recipe could be featured right on their site!!