I have always had a huge sweet tooth. I have decided to make changes in my diet. I am eating a healthy food plan, which includes many swaps. I am swapping whole grains for white, water for soda and a low or no calorie sweetener when I bake as well as in my coffee. This allows me to experience the joy of sugar without the calories!
If you are worried about the sweet factor with a no or low calorie sugar, don’t! They have the sweet taste of sugar, but fewer calories. You can enjoy the foods you love and feel good about the choices you’re making. If you have a favorite recipe, you can use a low or no calorie sweetender when you are cooking or baking. When I made the swap in my mom’s Chewy Gingerbread Cookie Recipe, my family could not tell the difference!
When you swap one cup of sugar with one cup of a low or no calorie sweetener, you can save more than 600 calories. That shocked me! By replacing three tablespoons of sugar in my coffee, I save almost 130 calories per day. These choices can help consumers create a sweet life and ensure a sweet future down the road. Now I can enjoy a few of my mom’s Chewy Gingerbread Cookie Recipe and not throw my diet off the rails!
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup margarine, softened
- 1 cup Splenda brown sugar blend
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2/3 cup granulated Splenda
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and Splenda brown sugar blend until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients.
- Line cookie sheets with silicone baking mat. In small bowl, place granulated Splenda. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in granulated Splenda. On cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes or just until set and soft in center. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.
What favorite holiday dessert recipe can you make a swap this holiday season?
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysDecember 21, 2015 at 2:18 pm
Chewy you say? Sign me up! The chewier the better as far as I am concerned. NOM.
Jenna Wood saysDecember 21, 2015 at 2:51 pm
I love gingerbread but I’ve never been a fan of their crisp texture, this sounds like a great low sugar compromise! I’m pinning this recipe for sure!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysDecember 21, 2015 at 3:40 pm
That sounds sssooo good! I love a chewy cookie, and gingerbread is so classic for the holidays.
Jennifer saysDecember 21, 2015 at 3:43 pm
I’m going to be making these for sure. I love gingerbread cookies, and chewy cookies are my fave.
Pam saysDecember 21, 2015 at 3:49 pm
Both of my husband’s parents have diabetes so I do a lot of baking with Splenda. These cookies sound really good!
Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations saysDecember 21, 2015 at 4:04 pm
Those look incredible! They definitely look chewy, the best kinda cookie!
Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas saysDecember 21, 2015 at 5:02 pm
My husband would love these. I may need to whip some up to take to family gatherings this weekend!
Jeanette saysDecember 21, 2015 at 5:25 pm
I had a similar recipe but I made them more as a molasses cookie and they’re delicious I bet these are absolutely awesome!
Liz Mays saysDecember 21, 2015 at 6:13 pm
Now these sound delicious. I can’t get enough of that gingerbread flavor this time of year.
Marcie W. saysDecember 21, 2015 at 6:24 pm
I love gingerbread and making sure they’re soft and chewy are absolute musts for me! I appreciate the sugar swap idea to consume less calories too.
Amber Edwards saysDecember 21, 2015 at 6:40 pm
I haven’t had a good gingerbread cookie in ages! Man I am craving some! Yum! What a delicious recipe!
Jeanine saysDecember 21, 2015 at 6:46 pm
Oh yum. It seems all the gingerbread I come across is hard, and I am not a fan. I would love a nice chewy version. I will be trying this!
Gingermommy saysDecember 21, 2015 at 7:01 pm
These sound like the perfect cookie to leave out for Santa as I know he loves gingerbread
Chasing Joy saysDecember 21, 2015 at 7:22 pm
Baking and the holidays do go together. In my family it is pies. Happy cookie making.
Kristen saysDecember 21, 2015 at 8:01 pm
Spelnda huh? Sounds Delish! I have never made gingerbread, you may have convinced me!
Chrsytal | Nevermore Lane saysDecember 21, 2015 at 8:29 pm
I know quite a few people who would love to have these cookies as a Christmas gift at their dessert table or in a pretty package under the tree. Looks so good.
Donna saysDecember 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm
I haven’t made gingerbread cookies in some time. This sounds like the perfect recipe.
Maureen saysDecember 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm
These sound so good! I love that they are cutting the calories with Splenda.
Mistee Dawn saysDecember 21, 2015 at 9:46 pm
Yum! These look so good! We swap sugar for Splenda in a lot of recipes! Will have to make these!
Kathy saysDecember 21, 2015 at 10:18 pm
These look amazing! I love gingerbread cookies. They’re one of my favorite holiday desserts. I really like that they’re chewy too. Those are the best.
mya.k saysDecember 21, 2015 at 10:50 pm
It looks so good. I’ll have to make them for me family sometime soon.
Ann Bacciaglia saysDecember 21, 2015 at 11:14 pm
Gingerbread cookies are always my favorite. I will have to try this recipe for chewy gingerbread. I was looking for a new recipe to try for the holidays.
Krystal saysDecember 21, 2015 at 11:49 pm
These are one of my favorite kinds of cookies. I like to add chocolate to the tops and sprinkles too!
Meagan saysDecember 22, 2015 at 12:46 am
I love every single chewy cookie! This gingerbread cookie recipe is something I am going to try for a holiday party!
Kiwi saysDecember 22, 2015 at 12:50 am
You know i havent had a gingerbread cookie in a long time! This one looks easy I would love one for the holidays!
Aimee Smith saysDecember 22, 2015 at 1:16 am
Gingerbread cookies are my favorite holiday cookie! They remind me of my mom!
MJ L saysDecember 22, 2015 at 8:52 am
Yummy! I would love these especially since they are made with Splenda!
Rachelle saysDecember 22, 2015 at 10:47 am
Oh these look SO yummy! I’ll have to give these a try for Christmas Eve!
Yolanda @ Seeing It Their Way saysDecember 22, 2015 at 10:55 am
I would love to try these. I need to pass this recipe for chewy gingerbread cookies over to the baker in the family.
Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow) saysDecember 22, 2015 at 11:31 am
Love this guilt-free dessert idea. I use Splenda in my coffee every morning!
Aubrey saysDecember 22, 2015 at 12:34 pm
I love gingerbread cookies. These look amazing.
Autumn @Mamachallenge saysDecember 22, 2015 at 1:05 pm
Ginger bread is one of my favorite cookies! I have not tried to make some myself though,
Christie saysDecember 22, 2015 at 2:58 pm
YES! Chewy gingerbread cookies are FAR better than those hard kind. This is a delicious recipe, love that there is less sugar
Shell saysDecember 22, 2015 at 7:10 pm
I love gingerbread! I’ll have to try your recipe!
Veronica saysDecember 22, 2015 at 11:04 pm
Gingerbread?! Sign me up! Always yummy addition to any pastry or dessert
Rosey saysDecember 23, 2015 at 4:24 am
We made some awesome gingerbread cookies a couple of days ago too. These sound good and they pictured up pretty too. 😉
Toni | BoulderLocavore saysDecember 23, 2015 at 6:24 pm
I’ve always wondered about baking with sugar substitutes, how they’d taste. From what you shared it sounds like a great healthy solution for lower calorie cookies! These look perfect too.
Crystal saysDecember 28, 2015 at 7:25 pm
My father-in-law has diabetes, and I know he misses the treats and sweets he loves. I’ve got to make this one for him.