This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.
This time of year, we are all feeling a little guilty about the holiday treats we choose to indulge in. For as long as I can remember, my mom has made a fantastic display of Christmas cookies. My favorites are always the stocking cookies with special surprises inside. I have nibbled on them each and every year. This year, I wanted to eat them without feeling quite as guilty, so I did a little Sweet Swap with SPLENDA® No Calorie Granulated Sweetener, and for the first time ever, tried replicating her recipe.
Know what? It came out fantastic. I used an each portion of SPLENDA, and swapped it for the 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar called for in the original recipe. The result? The same delicious cookies I love with a little less guilt. Did you know that the average American consumes more than 22 teaspoons of added sugar per day? That is more than triple the recommended amount for women and double for men!
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