Simple Stevia S Cookies (& Giveaway) Theresa December 3, 2016 Cooking, Giveaways, Lifestyle 8 Comments Whether you are currently watching your weight or simply trying to manage your health over the holidays, replacing a favorite recipe with a health-conscious version is a smart idea. For a diet-friendly cookie solution, you can replace sugar with stevia. Not only does the flavor stay sweet, but you can also worry less about savoring your favorite holiday meals when your dessert is healthier than usual. Simple Stevia S Cookies When I was growing up, my mom always made the best Italian cookies for Christmas. My favorite cookies (then and still today) are her S cookies, which I loved that she mailed me when I started spending the holidays away from her home. This year for the first time, I decided to make a sweeter, vanilla-flavored version of the cookies for the holidays. A Twist On A Classic Italian Favorite Although I grew up eating traditional S cookies, I wanted to make something that had a wider appeal. Usually what you find with the traditional cookies is that they have a tart, almond flavoring, and some don’t have the sweet icing. Since many people prefer super sweet cookies when they are indulging over the holidays, I came up with a version that keeps the unique S shape but adds a sweeter flavor. To make a lower calorie version, you can use SweetLeaf Sweet Drops, a natural sweetener that comes in a Vanilla Creme Flavor. I replaced 3/4 cup of sugar with only 3/4 teaspoon of liquid concentrate for a small, guilt-free batch that you and your family can devour in one day. Then, you don’t have to worry about snacking on cookies incessantly over the holidays, since they’ll be gone. When you make the cookies, they have a sweet, vanilla flavor that is different from the traditional almond flavor. I liked the vanilla. Since it has been years since I had a traditional S cookie, I didn’t have the traditional version to compare it to so I could decide which one I liked more. Now, you still have to indulge a little to make the powdered sugar frosting and for the sprinkles. I have seen stevia powdered sugar in the store, but since I didn’t have any on hand, the below picture shows what the recipe looks like with regular powdered sugar. Overall, this recipe makes a delicious cookie! I liked using the stevia not only to add sweetener, but also to add flavor. Having flavored sweetener is convenient and tasty. Although the traditional S cookie is spectacular, this was a nice modern version that can appeal to people who aren’t accustomed to eating Italian cookies. Simple Stevia S Cookies Recipe To come up with my recipe, I used my mom’s original recipe, but I cut the recipe size into one-third of what she called for, and then I substituted the sugar for the stevia. Simple Stevia S Cookies 2016-11-24 10:23:52 Yields 12 This small batch of stevia S cookies will be plenty for a family to enjoy in one day. Write a review Save Recipe Print For the cookies 3 cups flour 3/4 teaspoon of liquid vanilla creme SweetLeaf stevia drops 1/2 cup margarine 1/3 cup milk 3/4 tablespoon baking soda 2 eggs For the frosting 1 teaspoon of butter 3/4 cup powdered sugar 3 tbsp milk red and green sprinkles Instructions Preheat your oven to 375. Mix the baking soda with the milk. In a separate bowl, mix the margarine with the liquid stevia. Add the eggs, baking soda, milk, and flour. Refrigerate for one hour. Then, knead the dough, roll to make S shaped cookies, and bake for 8 minutes. Let cool. To make the frosting, mix all the ingredients together. Add the frosting to the top of the cookies, and put the sprinkles on top. Notes * Use the frosting when the cookies have cooled well. Otherwise, the frosting will drip everywhere. * Add sprinkles when the frosting is still wet, or else the sprinkles won't stick. By Theresa Pickett Theresa's Reviews http://theresasreviews.com/ Giveaway Enter to win one box of organic stevia and one Pumpkin Spice liquid stevia drops. a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion! 8 Responses Hanka December 3, 2016 Oh, in the Czech Republic we also have S cookies – they resemble me my childhood. But we never baked them, only buy – maybe high time to try! Thank you for the idea! 🙂 Reply Heather @Boston Girl Bakes December 3, 2016 This is cool I’ve never seen the Stevia drops 🙂 I’ll have to check it out! Reply Belle December 3, 2016 So festive and looks really good! One Awesome Momma Reply Jessica Herring December 3, 2016 I’d like to try some green tea! Reply Hetal December 4, 2016 Ugh..I’m a sucker for Italian Cookies! So smart to use Stevia! It means I can eat a whole lot more then hahha Reply Amanda December 5, 2016 I’ve wanted to try any of the Sweet Leaf products. There are so many different ones on the market. Your review helped me decide. I’m going to try the drops first. Reply Allison December 7, 2016 These look so delicious! I love making cookies this time of year, and love trying new recipes! I will try this one. Reply Jordan D. December 9, 2016 I’d love to try any of the flavors of the 50ml Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops! They would all be perfect to sweeten and flavor my daily iced coffee, and would be easy to keep in my purse when I’m on the go! Thanks for the chance to win! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.