Luckily, on Friday, I received an awesome package from Rachel who represents some fun products like Mrs. Dash Seasonings, Ronzoni pasta and my all time favorite sweetener, Sun Crystals!
One of the reasons I love Sun Crystals so much is that it is all natural, with only two ingredients on the label list, as opposed to most sweeteners with chemical-laden lists a mile long. The Sun Crystals baking blend is no exception and still contains only cane sugar and stevia. The only difference is that the ratio of sugar to stevia is slightly higher to maintain the delicate balance required in baking.
- 1/3 c. shortening
- 1/4 c. Sun Crystals Baking Blend
- 1/3 c. molasses
- 1/4 c. water
- 2 1/2 c. flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 3/4 tsp. ginger
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/ tsp. cloves
After dough has chilled, roll out on a floured surface and cut into shapes (or non gender specific people) using a four inch cutter.
And because we're all kids at heart, I made some for all Dustin's and my siblings who came over on Sunday for dinner...
The cookies turned out beautifully with the addition of the Sun Crystals baking blend. They weren't dry or crumbly like baked goods sometimes turn out with other granulated sweeteners (I'm looking at you Splenda!!!). Plus, I felt much better about feeding this healthier, chemical-free cookie to my little class and family.
How about you guys--what type of ethnic food is your favorite to prepare or eat out? Are you a mild, medium or hot kind of gal?
You'll notice that this is Part 1, so never fear my friends! There is more nice n spicy goodness coming your way later on. Love and kisses for now! xoxo