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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Splenda Tips

When using an artificial sweetener you may want to check what you are baking more often than when using sugar. Here are 2 tips to remember when using Splenda.

In the baking process, sugar caramelizes to produce the familiar golden brown color of baked goods.

Baked goods made with little or no sugar do not brown like recipes made with sugar.

To help achieve a more golden brown color when baking with SPLENDA Granulated Sweetener, lightly spray the batter or dough with cooking spray just before placing in the oven.

Bake times
Your baked goods made with SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener may bake more quickly than those made with sugar.

* Cakes: Check 7-10 minutes before the original recipe's expected bake time.
* Cookies, brownies and quick breads: : Check 3-5 minutes before the original recipe's expected bake time.

Gingerbread Men/Women Cookies

Just in time for the holidays. You can make theses as treats for your Halloween guest or for the little "spooks" who knock on your door. Or better still make and freeze a batch for Christmas. It all depends on how you decorate these cookies. There is no rule that says a gingerbread cookie has to look like the gingerbread man! Use your imagination and have fun with this cookie.


2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk


Mix together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and allspice into a medium bowl. Set aside.

Cream butter and SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in egg and egg yolk. Stir in dry ingredients and mix until dough forms. Shape dough into a disc, wrap, and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Using a 4-inch cookie cutter, cut dough and place on cookie sheet.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool completely on rack.


Serving Size: 1 (4-inch) gingerbread cookie

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 30
Amount Per Serving

Calories from Fat:45
Total Fat:5.0g
Saturated Fat:3.0g
Total Carbs:13g
Dietary Fiber:0g

In-A-Snap Cheesecake

This vanilla cheesecake can be thrown together in a snap. You can even change the flavor by using different flavored gelatin but most people prefer this plain vanilla which can be topped with the fruit of their choice. This make-ahead recipe is fast and delicious. Try it with a dollop of sugar-free jam or fruit slices on top. It's lip smacking good!

Makes 8 servings


1 Envelope unflavored gelatin (Knoxx®)
½ cup sugar or artificial sweetener(Splenda®)(omit if using sugar-free flavored gelatin)
1 cup boiling water
2(8oz)cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional when using flavored gelatin)
1 (9in)prepared graham cracker crust


Mix gelatin and sugar(Splenda) in small bowl,
add boiling water and stir until gelatin completely dissolves, about 5 minutes.

Beat cream cheese and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until smooth, slowly beat in gelatin mixture.

Pour into prepared crust.

Refrigerate until firm

Top with desired fruit just before serving.

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