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Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies & Giveaway

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Truvia® Natural Sweetener for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

You guys know how much I love sugar. And, how much I love cookies. So, the Holiday season is pretty much my FAVORITE time of year. I start dreaming about all the cookies I’m going to make months in advance.

Last year, right after we moved into our new house, one of our new neighbors brought us cookies. Can I tell you how happy that made me? I mean, it was like Christmas came early or something. Let’s just say, at our old house? I was lucky if the neighbors would say hello to us, let alone bring me cookies.

Anyway, my new BFFs brought me some of the best little chocolate mint cookies I’d ever had. They were incredibly moist and SO delicious. I inhaled them like I’d never seen a cookie before and then promptly asked for the recipe. Thank goodness our new awesome neighbor is also a generous one – she shared it with me!

The secret of these cookies is that they contain oil instead of butter. It creates the most moist cookie ever! Who knew? Certainly not me!

Now, those of you who know me know that I’m always looking for ways to lower the sugar in lots of recipes, especially ones around the holidays. My dad isn’t supposed to have sugar, so I always make him special treats that he can eat. I usually end up making him truffles or something like that, because I’m sort of scared of baking with sugar alternatives. But, thanks to these cookies, I’m not afraid anymore!

These cookies are made with Truvia® Baking Blend instead of sugar. Truvia® Baking Blend is a mixture of Truvia® natural sweetener and sugar, making ideal for cutting down on the sugar in holiday baking. Truvia® Baking Blend has 75% fewer calories and twice the sweetness of regular sugar. It’s designed for easy at-home baking and bakes up with sugar-like taste and moistness in baking recipes. And it really does!

These cookies were moist, delicious, minty, and amazing – and they have less sugar than if I’d made them as the recipe called for them. Meaning that, while they are not totally sugar-free, my dad can still enjoy a few of them and not feel like his bloodsugar is going to skyrocket.

Using Truvia® Baking Blend in this recipe was easy. You use less that you would regular sugar, so the 1.5 pound bag goes a long way. I love the easy pour spout – there is nothing I hate more than sugar all over my counter!

And really. That pile of dough and chips. How much do you want to bury your face in it?

After you roll your cookies in to balls, you roll them in more Truvia® Baking Blend and place on the cookie sheets. The only difference in baking was that the cookies don’t spread like they would with regular sugar (and the fact that the recipe uses oil in the place of butter causes that too). I simply pressed my cookies down a smidge before baking. Easy peasy!

This made a lot of cookies. And they were too good! I had to freeze some for Christmas, or they would have all ended up in my tummy. (Like most of the baked goods do this season!)

Now I have something exciting for you!

Truvia® Baking Blend is hosting a contest for one of my readers! One lucky Crazy for Crust reader will win a $25 giftcard to the grocery store of their choosing. Pretty cool, huh? If there is one place I go broke at the holidays, it’s at the grocery store buying all my holiday baking ingredients!

Here is how to enter:

Leave a comment stating what Holiday dessert/cookie recipe you’re most excited to try re-creating with Truvia® Baking Blend. That’s it – just leave that in the comments and you’re entered to win.

IZEA Media (the sponsor of this post) will be picking a winner on December 17th. Click here for all the contest rules.

Good luck!

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Truvia® Baking Blend
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch chips
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Additional Truvia® Baking Blend for rolling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (if desired).
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Stir Truvia® Baking Blend and oil in a large bowl. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in Andes chips and mini chocolate chips.
  4. Place an additional 1/2 cup Truvia® Baking Blend in a small bowl. Scoop tablespoon sized drops of cookie dough and roll into balls (dough will be oily). Roll in Truvia® Baking Blend and place on cookie sheet. Dough does not spread much, so you can place a lot on the cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes and cool completely on wire racks.
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104 Responses to “Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies & Giveaway”

  1. Ashton @ Something Swanky posted on November 28, 2012 at 5:19 pm (#)

    Yum!!! Those Andes peppermint bits are one of my favorites this year!!!

  2. Veronica posted on November 28, 2012 at 5:25 pm (#)

    These cookies look fab! I need to find those Andes! And if I win… I would love to use the Truvia baking blend in my gingerbread cake recipe :)

  3. Catalina posted on November 28, 2012 at 5:31 pm (#)

    I would like to try to make a pumpkin roll with it!

  4. Lorie posted on November 28, 2012 at 5:35 pm (#)

    My favorite cookies are peanut butter kisses!

  5. Baking Serendipity posted on November 28, 2012 at 5:36 pm (#)

    I need to try the oil instead of butter trick…and the Andes mints too. I love this cookie recipe! I can’t stop baking this time of year, and would love to try this in cookies :)

  6. Kaylee @ Couponing & Cooking posted on November 28, 2012 at 5:42 pm (#)

    I have been wanting to try this too but like you I was a little weary of sugar substitutes. I would love to try and use this in my Snickerdoodles especially since mentioned using to roll your cookies before baking : )

  7. Terri posted on November 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm (#)

    I would try Truvia® Baking Blend in my chocolate chip cookies!

  8. Rachel J posted on November 28, 2012 at 5:46 pm (#)

    I want to use the truvia blend to make THESE cookies. mmm these look delicious and festive- my favorite combo!

  9. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on November 28, 2012 at 5:56 pm (#)

    I need to get my paws on that truvia stuff! Healthy cookies? Sign me up!

  10. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on November 28, 2012 at 6:12 pm (#)

    I need a whole bunch of skinny cookies that I can inhale:-) Guess I need to start baking with Truvia huh? I would love to try it in my granola bar recipes. Those cookies look so fun…I have been using those crunch pieces like crazy too!!!

  11. lizy b posted on November 28, 2012 at 6:13 pm (#)

    I need some of these. Can I come raid your freezer? Please?

  12. Back For Seconds posted on November 28, 2012 at 6:24 pm (#)

    You’re right. I totally want to bury my face in that dough! You know I love a skinny recipe and these look just perfect! I would try truvia baking blend in my triple chocolate cookies!

  13. Kristen posted on November 28, 2012 at 6:28 pm (#)

    I would try this recipe! it looks so good!

  14. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction posted on November 28, 2012 at 6:52 pm (#)

    I love that we both thought of doing a peppermint and chocolate combination!

  15. Trish @ Mom On Timeout posted on November 28, 2012 at 6:57 pm (#)

    These look delicious! Pinning :) I would try Truvia in my classic peanut butter cookie recipe – yum!

  16. Mom posted on November 28, 2012 at 7:08 pm (#)

    Looks great. I’d try oatmeal cookies since that’s one of Daddy’s favorites.
    Love, Mom

  17. Mami2jcn posted on November 28, 2012 at 7:13 pm (#)

    I’d like to make red velvet cupcakes.

  18. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts posted on November 28, 2012 at 7:22 pm (#)

    These cookies look perfect for the holidays. I love anything with peppermint and chocolate!
    I have some toffee brownie bars that I want to make, Truvia would be perfect for it!

  19. Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom posted on November 28, 2012 at 7:22 pm (#)

    Would love to try brownies with this. :)

  20. Danny posted on November 28, 2012 at 7:25 pm (#)

    These are definitely festive! I watch my sugar intake since I believe we consume too much sugar in our everyday foods so I’m a big fan of Truvia or any other all-natural sweetener. Glad you enjoyed it in your recipe! :)

  21. jessie posted on November 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm (#)

    i’m actually looking forward to baking these and if they turn out good then i’m going to send some to my parents instead of cakeballs

  22. Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips posted on November 28, 2012 at 7:31 pm (#)

    I want to try to make my Almond Crescents gluten free. I’d also love to try to lower the sugar, since I usually end up eating 90% of the batch myself!

  23. Pamela posted on November 28, 2012 at 7:38 pm (#)

    Wow what an awesome prize! I would love to try it in my whole wheat cupcakes!

  24. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on November 28, 2012 at 8:13 pm (#)

    I’d be most excited to try recreating a molasses or ginger cookie!

    Your cookies look awesome!

  25. Maribeth posted on November 28, 2012 at 8:31 pm (#)

    Can’t wait to try these!! I would recreate my family pumpkin bread recipe that calls for 4 cups of sugar :/ but its heavenly!!

  26. Angela posted on November 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm (#)

    I would love to make these, oMG! They look amazing!!!!

  27. Jackie posted on November 28, 2012 at 8:51 pm (#)

    Hope you save me one! YUMMY

  28. Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming posted on November 28, 2012 at 9:06 pm (#)

    i’d love to try truvia and this recipe!!

  29. Jessie C. posted on November 28, 2012 at 9:07 pm (#)

    I’d like to recreate gingerbread cookies.

  30. Amy Tong posted on November 28, 2012 at 9:14 pm (#)

    Awesome giveaway. I can’t wait to try the Truvia® Baking Blend in my Triple Chocolate Almond Cookies. My all time favorite Holiday Cookies. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  31. Tonia@thegunnysack posted on November 28, 2012 at 9:18 pm (#)

    I love Truvia! I’ve been using it for almost 3 years now. I would like to try to make peppermint cream cookies.

  32. Erin @ Making Memories posted on November 28, 2012 at 9:32 pm (#)

    I love that these are made with Truvia! They look wonderful. I’m going to have to try to bake with that. Lowering sugar on desserts is always a good thing if they still taste wonderful.

  33. Erin @ Making Memories posted on November 28, 2012 at 9:33 pm (#)

    Oh man, if I could make a shortbread cookie or snowball cookie with Truvia I would be in heaven!

  34. trinette posted on November 28, 2012 at 9:35 pm (#)

    LOVE minty choc cookies! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  35. Kevin posted on November 28, 2012 at 11:26 pm (#)

    Peppermint brownies seems like a nice choice for Truvia

  36. MaryB posted on November 28, 2012 at 11:34 pm (#)

    I would love to try this in my holiday cookies and a special chocolate cake.

  37. livivua posted on November 29, 2012 at 12:12 am (#)

    I would try with old fasion peanut brittle recipe

  38. Happier Than A Pig in Mud posted on November 29, 2012 at 2:32 am (#)

    I’d like to try fudge! Thanks for the fun give-away:@)

  39. Lavender Dreams posted on November 29, 2012 at 5:27 am (#)

    I use Truvia every day of my life. I make lemonade with it using fresh lemons…every day! I would love to try this with oatmeal cookies. I can’t eat sugar at all so this is my substitute of choice! Thanks for the giveaway! How nice!

  40. Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more posted on November 29, 2012 at 5:55 am (#)

    oh I would try a cake ball, but that would mean cake from scratch, I don’t think that is even something I would try if it were real sugar;p And yay to a new house, you lucky girl.

  41. Dawn Robins posted on November 29, 2012 at 6:07 am (#)

    I would love to try some pies with Truvia!
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  42. Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection posted on November 29, 2012 at 6:19 am (#)

    I already make most of my desserts with truvia, so I’m going to go ahead and say EVERYTHING :)

  43. Coleen @ DNCWWO posted on November 29, 2012 at 6:29 am (#)

    Yum! I would probably make my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe — my cousin was recently diagnosed with juvenile-onset diabetes, and she misses my cookies!

  44. Kim S. posted on November 29, 2012 at 7:14 am (#)

    Probably peanut butter cookies I’ve been totally obsessed lately!

  45. Bobbi posted on November 29, 2012 at 7:32 am (#)

    I hadn’t even seen the Truvia Baking Blend yet! My dad is diabetic, so I always try to make him some low-sugar sweets around the holidays. There’s a German Chocolate thumbprint cookie on Pinterest I’ve been thinking about trying for Christmas, so let’s go with that! I could potentially use the baking blend in the cookie AND the icing!

  46. Cindy Brickley posted on November 29, 2012 at 7:40 am (#)

    Snickerdoodles, we love them.

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  48. Callie posted on November 29, 2012 at 8:41 am (#)

    Probably cranberry bliss bars like Starbucks or Andes Mint Cookies

  49. Angela in KY posted on November 29, 2012 at 9:32 am (#)

    I have been wanting to bake with Truvia for a while….bust just hadn’t yet! Would love to turn all our favorites into less sugar! Cookies and Pies!

  50. Katy posted on November 29, 2012 at 11:37 am (#)

    I would try it in my peanut butter blossom cookies..yum!!

  51. Kelly D posted on November 29, 2012 at 11:37 am (#)

    I would try making pumpkin pie with Truvia

  52. Erin R. posted on November 29, 2012 at 11:47 am (#)

    What beautiful peppermint cookies! I never did get around to making a pumpkin cheesecake before Thanksgiving so I believe I’d start there.

  53. Heather @French Press posted on November 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm (#)

    I love those peppermint chips! and we could certainly use a little less sugar in our holiday cookies

  54. Alaine posted on November 29, 2012 at 1:33 pm (#)

    I am most excited about recreating cinnamon rolls.
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  55. Kay McCaffery posted on November 29, 2012 at 2:07 pm (#)

    My husband loves gingersnaps but isn’t supposed to have sugar, so I will be anxious to try these with Truvia.

    • crazyforcrust replied on November 29th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      Let me know how they work! My dad loves gingerbread too.

  56. Michelle C posted on November 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm (#)

    I would try it with good old fashioned oatmeal cookies!

  57. Naomi posted on November 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm (#)

    I’d love to try and make my Chocolate Crinkle Cookies recipe!

    • Naomi replied on November 29th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      If I wanted to make these, but didn’t what to use Truvia/didn’t have it how much sugar would I use?

      • crazyforcrust replied on November 29th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

        The original recipe called for 1 1/4 cups of granulated sugar. They are SOOOOOOO good. :)

  58. Nancy posted on November 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm (#)

    Snickerdoodles for hubby and oatmeal raisin for me! Love to bake this time of year.

  59. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} posted on November 29, 2012 at 4:02 pm (#)

    These look so good Dorothy. I want to inhale all of these now too! Mint and chocolate is a divine combo and perfect for this time of year. I’m weird though, don’t like mint separately but with chocolate.. a winner.

    We get Truvia over here too but not the baking blend, will have to keep my eyes peeled for that in the New Year.

    • crazyforcrust replied on November 29th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      Me neither! Only in gum or with chocolate. I’d never eat a candy cane. *Shudder*

  60. barbara n posted on November 29, 2012 at 4:25 pm (#)

    I would like to try my moms fruited shortbread cookies using Truvia® Baking Blend.

  61. Joanne Gregory posted on November 29, 2012 at 4:43 pm (#)

    I’d love to remake my holiday cherry poundcake with Truvia!

  62. Sarah @ See Sarah Bake posted on November 29, 2012 at 4:51 pm (#)

    Dorothy- these look amazing. And it’s probably a good thing they use Truvia as I can see myself eating the entire batch before I even realize it! :)

  63. Elin posted on November 29, 2012 at 5:39 pm (#)

    Plain ol’ sugar cookies. Then I can figure out the taste with Truvia and play around from there.

  64. Kim of Mo'Betta posted on November 29, 2012 at 5:39 pm (#)

    I would like to use Truvia in gingerbread cookies!

  65. Cindy posted on November 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm (#)

    I would love to win this, thanks for a great giveaway

  66. Deanna G. posted on November 29, 2012 at 6:15 pm (#)

    I’d like to recreate sugar cookies!

  67. Kesha posted on November 29, 2012 at 7:01 pm (#)

    I LOVE chocolate chip cookies! Yours look yummy! I think I would try your recipe!

  68. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on November 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm (#)

    Dorothy, these cookies turned out perfect! Love the peppermint and chocolate combo; it’s my favorite this time of year!

  69. Stacia J posted on November 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm (#)

    I’d like to try it instead of Splenda in my PB Cookies

  70. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking posted on November 29, 2012 at 7:56 pm (#)

    i have baked a few times using truvia and loved it. one of my favorite desserts for Christmas is peppermint bark cheesecake. would love to make it with truvia

  71. Marcai posted on November 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm (#)

    I would like to use Truvia in red velvet cupcakes or cookies!

  72. Dianne Shaw posted on November 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm (#)

    I would use it in chocolate chip cookies.

  73. Cindy Brickley posted on November 30, 2012 at 3:49 am (#)

    My first thing would be Snickerdoodles with butter cream icing, we love them.

  74. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen posted on November 30, 2012 at 11:05 am (#)

    I’d love to see how they stand up in cupcakes!

  75. Lisa Brown posted on November 30, 2012 at 1:57 pm (#)

    I would like to make cinnamon rolls
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  76. hayley posted on November 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm (#)

    i would love to use it in my ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe! mmmm :)

  77. Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate posted on November 30, 2012 at 2:45 pm (#)

    Oil instead of butter… I am intrigued!

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  79. Kristin posted on November 30, 2012 at 6:55 pm (#)

    I do want to bury my face in that bowl of dough and peppermint chips. Yes, I do. I’d like to try these, actually, but also chocolate chip cookies. I always had bad luck with the Splenda baking sugar. Maybe this would work better?

  80. Lyn posted on November 30, 2012 at 7:29 pm (#)

    I would like to try it in my favorite gingerbread recipe

  81. Wehaf posted on December 1, 2012 at 2:12 pm (#)

    I’d love to make ginger snaps with Truvia!

  82. Nicole posted on December 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm (#)

    I’m curious to see how Truvia does with traditional sugar cookies or snickerdoodles!

  83. Laurie Fena posted on December 1, 2012 at 4:07 pm (#)

    I would love to try it in the pecan cookies that I make at Christmas time. And I tried the peppermint/chocolate combo in some cupcakes I made for a fundraiser at the Humane Society -loved it! Thanks, Dorothy

    Laurie

  84. Yashica posted on December 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm (#)

    I would love to try it with some old fashioned choc chip cookies

  85. Jan posted on December 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm (#)

    I would love to make some cookies with the Andes peppermint crunch chips! I’ll have to buy some before they’re all gone!

  86. Paige Laine posted on December 1, 2012 at 6:56 pm (#)

    I would love to try Truvia with some cookies made with Biscoff spread…would help counter the extra sugar that adds! These in this post look super yummy, too!

  87. Jessie posted on December 1, 2012 at 7:11 pm (#)

    I’d love to try in my hubby’s favorite- snickerdoodles!

  88. Helen posted on December 1, 2012 at 8:04 pm (#)

    I can’t wait to try the Pepperming Chocolate Chip Cookies! Got to go put the recipe items on my shopping list now!

  89. Sara posted on December 1, 2012 at 11:29 pm (#)

    i would like to try truvia baking blend in my pumpkin cheesecake!

  90. Lisa posted on December 2, 2012 at 10:34 am (#)

    I’d want to redo some sort of peanut butter cookie

  91. Dee posted on December 2, 2012 at 10:15 pm (#)

    I’d love to recreate my grandmother’s delicious dutch apple pie with caramel sauce :)

  92. Ashton @ Something Swanky posted on December 3, 2012 at 6:46 am (#)

    Ha! I forgot to enter the giveaway when I commented before, so I’m baaaaaaaack! I would use truvia baking blend in……… some sort of cheesecake I think! Low carb :) hahahaha…

  93. Shannon Roche posted on December 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm (#)

    Oh man. I wonder how different my peppermint stick fudge would taste if I sweetened it with Truvia?! I am definitely up for that challenge.

  94. Elena posted on December 3, 2012 at 4:22 pm (#)

    I would like to make my favorite apple pie with Truvia

  95. Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake posted on December 4, 2012 at 11:18 am (#)

    Love these cute little cookies! So cute and they look delicious!

  96. katherine d posted on December 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm (#)

    gingerbread men please!

  97. Calli posted on December 4, 2012 at 6:32 pm (#)

    I’d try gingerbread cookies.

  98. Kelli posted on December 6, 2012 at 11:52 am (#)

    I’d love to try using in a chocolate chip cookie.

  99. Carolsue posted on December 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm (#)

    I want to try baking Gingerbread men cookies

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