Many people find the thought of consuming peanut butter in their daily baked goods quite daunting. Fortunately, this traditional ingredient is easily replaceable with a variety of nut butters that are low in calories. Smooth cashew butter, salted almond butter, or soy nut butter are all great options. Sunflower seed butter will, however, turn the cookies a greenish color. So, how do you make sugar free cookies without the naughty stuff?
Whether you’re looking to make a sugar free cookie or simply want to reduce the amount of calories in your cookie recipe, the low-calorie sweeteners you use in your baking recipe can make a big difference in the outcome. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the group that advocates healthier eating, says low-calorie sweeteners are safe for kids. They haven’t been linked to cancer or birth defects, but they do warn against overeating them. Similarly, the American Academy of Pediatrics says that there is no proof that the sweeteners are harmful. However, they call for more research into their safety and effectiveness.
The low-calorie sweeteners are essentially hundreds or thousands of times sweeter than table sugar, so they can be used to make a delicious cookie. Adams and Brown aren’t alone. In fact, according to the 2009-2012 NHANES survey, more than one quarter of children and 41% of adults reported using a low-calorie sweetener. For children, that’s a more than 200% increase from 1999. Even more impressive is the fact that most of them reported using a …How to Make Sugar Free Cookies Without the Naughty Stuff READ MORE