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Holiday baking is in full swing (at least in our house). One of the quickest and easiest things to make and share with friends and family are cookies. Dozens and dozens of cookies. Who doesn’t love cookies? I mean really. In preparation for our cookie-fest we have stocked up on all of the baking essential like: flour, sugar, butter, pure vanilla extract, chocolate in every form possible and a few fun garnishes (think nuts, coconut flakes and the like). I was a girl scout after all and we like to be prepared.
One of the first batches we’ve made this year are Chocolate Crackle Cookies. They’re fun, festive and definitely faboosh. This time while baking I decided to swap out traditional granulated sugar with Truvia®. Are you familiar with Truvia®? It was my first time using the product to bake with I found out from a little product research that it is designed for easy, at-home baking, Truvia® Baking Blend is a blend of Truvia® natural sweetener and sugar.
Additionally Truvia® Baking Blend provides sugar-like taste and texture in recipes, but with 75% fewer calories and twice the amount of sweetness than sugar. Nice right? Baked goods made with Truvia® Baking Blend will have sugar-like texture and moistness and will bake and brown like recipes that are made with sugar.
The budget friendly in me appreciates that one 1.5 pound bag of Truvia® Baking Blend has equivalent sweetness to 3 pounds of sugar, which is approximately 7 cups – enough to make 13 pies, 9 batches of cookies or 6 batches of brownies. The nerd in me loves that the packaging has a closeable top, easy-to-use pour spout.
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Baci & Happy Baking!
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart