Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies {Less Sugar}


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies {Less Sugar}

Today, I'm excited to share a less sugar version for one of America's favorite cookies, the Chocolate Chip Cookie.  As a Truvia Ambassador I've been using their baking blend to create sweet treats that contain less sugar.  

Today's recipe for Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies have 60% less sugar than the full sugar version without compromising the taste or texture of this classic cookie. Don't you just love when recipes turn out that way?

If you're not familiar with Truvia it's a natural sweetener made from the leaves of the stevia plant. Truvia's Baking Blend has the combination of Truvia natural sweetener with sugar and erythritol for sweetness, making it perfect for baking. 

Since Valentines Day is just a few short days away I chose to make Heart Shaped cookies. When I started this recipe I wasn't really sure how these cookies would turn out. I took a chance and hoped that they would taste just like the real deal. 

The first test was the cookie dough. The texture and taste of the dough was almost exact. I know you're not suppose to eat raw cookie dough, but I can never help myself.  

I was also a little worried about adding molasses to the cookie dough. Then I remembered that when molasses is combined with Truvia's baking blend it yields a less sugar version of brown sugar, so all was good again : )



I think what I love most about Truvia Baking Blend besides the taste is that there's no complicated measuring. Any recipe that calls for sugar can easily be converted by simply using half as much Truvia baking blend as you would sugar, it's as easy as that.

I wanted the cookies to have a little bit of a festive flare, so I used Nestles Dark Chocolate and Red Morsels. Regular semi-sweet chocolate chips will work just as well.

The cookies baked and browned beautifully. When my family started to arrive home they saw the cookies on the counter. I didn't say a thing my little guy grabbed a few cookies and a glass of milk and headed for the table.

He said mom thanks for making chocolate chip cookies they're good as always. Oh and I like the hearts LOL. I love that my family can still enjoy their favorite treats while consuming less sugar. The best part is they don't even know it. : )

Heart Shaped Chocolate Chips Cookies {Less Sugar}

1 1/8 - cups all purpose flour
1/2 - teaspoon salt
1/2 - teaspoon baking soda
1/2 - cup butter, softened
1/4 - cup + 2 tablespoons Truvia Baking Blend
1 - egg
1/2 - teaspoon vanilla extract
1 - cup Nestle dark chocolate & red colored morsels
1/2 - tablespoon molasses

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 

Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a small bowl. 

Beat butter, Truvia Baking Blend, vanilla and molasses in a separate large mixing bowl.

Mix in egg. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.


Flour your surface and rolling pin. Roll out the cookie dough and cut with a heart shaped cookie cutter. 

Bake on parchment lined baking sheet for 9 - 11  minutes or until lightly browned.

Recipe yields: 18 - 20 cookies depending size



 
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Disclosure: I'm part of the Truvia Honestly Sweet Baking Bloggers. I was compensated for my time and efforts in creating this post. As always, the opinions stated above are entirely my own.


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4 comments:

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said... #

Hi there, greetings from Malaysia!

I'm so glad to have stumbled upon your blog. Your space is too yummy...am loving each and every recipe you posted here. So does this beautiful cookie!!!

Have a rocking day ;)

Michelle said... #

Very cute cookies.

The Better Baker said... #

They are beautiful! I have started using Truvia myself and so appreciate you being a taste tester for me. =) I haven't seen the dark/red chips yet either...what a great idea. Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

Tina Butler said... #

Marsha the dark and red chocolate chips were found in a middle aisle at Walmart near the Milk and Eggs. In the area where they highlight the holiday baking items.