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Nov 28

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies & Giveaway

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

    I would try making pumpkin pie with Truvia

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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

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

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

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  5. 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.

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

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

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

    I would try it with good old fashioned oatmeal cookies!

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

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

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    • 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?

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      • 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. :)

  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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    • 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*

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  10. 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.

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

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

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  12. 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! :)

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  13. 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.

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

    I would like to use Truvia in gingerbread cookies!

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

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

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

    I’d like to recreate sugar cookies!

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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!

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

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

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  20. 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

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

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

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

    I would use it in chocolate chip cookies.

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

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

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  24. 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!

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

    I would like to make cinnamon rolls
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  26. hayley posted on November 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm (#)

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

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  27. 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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  29. 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?

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

    I would like to try it in my favorite gingerbread recipe

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

    I’d love to make ginger snaps with Truvia!

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

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

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  33. 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

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

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

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  35. 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!

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  36. 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!

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

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

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  38. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  41. 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 :)

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  42. 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…

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  43. 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.

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

    I would like to make my favorite apple pie with Truvia

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

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

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

    gingerbread men please!

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

    I’d try gingerbread cookies.

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

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

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

    I want to try baking Gingerbread men cookies

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