I’m in full holiday baking mode, from fudge to cookies, nothing is off limits! I recently tried a new product called C&H Light Sugar and Stevia Blend and before gifting anything I always try it out for myself (of course). I use Stevia at home and honestly created my own blend before with regular granulated sugar so this is kinda nice to have!
I came up with these easy Peppermint Sugar Cookies using this new sugar. At first I thought that I was going to struggle with coming up with a balanced recipe but I quickly found on the back of the bag that 1/2 cup of C&H Light replaces 1 cup of sugar! I researched high and low for different cookie recipes and then came up with one that we be perfect for what I wanted to do.
First thing I did was create Peppermint Sugar. This is extremely easy, I took 3/4 cup of the C&H Light and added 1 teaspoon of Peppermint Extract and stirred until it was well blended. This is great not only for baking but you can make Peppermint Sugar to keep in a jar for your coffee or even add it to milk!
Peppermint M&M Sugar Cookies w/ C&H Light Sugar
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||25 minutes|
- 3/4 cups C&H Light Sugar
- 1/2 cup Butter (Softened)
- 1/2 cup Margerine (Softened )
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 2 Eggs
- 2 & 2/3 cups Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 cup Peppermint M&M's
|Preheat oven to 375 Degrees. Cream together sugar, vanilla, eggs, butter and margarine until well whipped together.|
|Slowly add dry ingredients until well blended.|
|Scoop into 1-2 inch balls, press M&M's in the middle.|
|Bake approx 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown.|
I will say these baked really well, they came out soft and fluffy and I would definitely use the C&H Light Sugar again. My only note is if you aren’t used to the Stevia taste, it may have an aftertaste you are not used to.
A little about the new C&H Sugar:
C&H® Light is an All Natural pure cane sugar & stevia blend with half the calories of sugar. (P.S. That’s over a 350-calorie savings in each cup!) By blending pure cane C&H® Sugar with a naturally sweet extract from the stevia plant, they’ve created a delicious sweetener with no artificial ingredients and just 5 calories per serving.
For recipe inspiration, please visit chsugar.com and click on C&H Light to search the recipe collection.
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