One of my many favorite activities for the holiday season is of course baking. There are so many delicious desserts that will stand out amongst your holiday table. But did you know you can bake smarter this season by using a spread instead of butter? And no, you will not be sacrificing flavor. Spreads are not only a better nutrition option than butter, but they’ll also keep your holiday recipes tasting delicious.
Spreads contain 0g trans-fat per serving and are made with a delicious blend of oils. They also have no cholesterol and contain 70% less fat than butter per serving, so it's easy to feel good about using them. If you aren’t familiar with the various spreads options Unilever has a few options like Country Crock, I Can’t believe it’s Not Butter!, Imperial and Promise - all a better nutrition option this season when we are all indulging in tasty holiday meals and rich desserts.
- 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup Country Crock® Spread
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
- Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in medium bowl; set aside.
- Beat Shedd's Spread Country Crock, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs. Beat in flour mixture until mixture forms a ball. Chill dough 30 minutes or until firm.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. Grease baking sheets; set aside.
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and then roll in confectioners’ sugar. Arrange balls on prepared sheets, 2 inches apart.
While I DO NOT endorse eating batter -as you should never consume raw eggs- I must admit, I couldn’t help but take a nibble. And, oh my!! The batter was one of the most delicious I’ve ever tasted. These cookies came out beautifully and the tasted was just as fabulous. It’s more of a “cakey” cookie with just the right blend of chocolaty goodness.
Festive and mouthwatering they’ll make for the perfect addition to your holiday spread.
I would have never known from simply tasting that these cookies were made with a spread and challenge you to try spread in your favorite holiday dish this year. For additional facts about spread, recipes and tips you can check out its ItIsGoodtoKnow.com
Additionally, another exciting opportunity is also available. Starting November 19th Unilever will host its annual Confection Perfection Sweepstakes. You can sign up to receive 31 delectable holiday cookie dessert recipes delivered right to your inbox and be entered to win a Kitchen Aid stand mixer daily!
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