White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

So my last three recipe posts had pumpkin in them, nothing wrong with pumpkin, I mean I LOVE pumpkin, but I’m guessing you’re probably ready for something new huh?  This weeks recipe was sent to by my friend Amy, from Pura Vida Nutrition!  And what’s so special about this recipe?  Well, it uses stevia, instead of sugar!  From the trusted Wikipedia, stevia has a negligible effect on blood glucose, even enhancing glucose tolerance;therefore, it is attractive as a natural sweetener to diabetics and others on carbohydrate-controlled diets.  Would you believe that 3/4 teaspoon of powdered stevia is equal to 1/2 cup of sugar??? (Stevia also comes in liquid form and 1/4 teaspoon of liquid is equal to 2 teaspoons of sugar.)  OK, enough with the lesson and on to the pictures and recipe!  πŸ˜‰  I introduce to you the White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookie, a soft, cake-like wonderful cookie!

How does it look?  It’s a mix of white chocolate chips , cranberries, and delicious soft dough… perfect for a holiday party!  Here’s the recipe adapted from Sensational Stevia Desserts by Lisa Jobs, background design created by Lovely Design, if you’d like to try it!  I think I was inspired by the Winter Recipe Exchange to put my recipe on a “card” this time instead of just listing it out in a post!

*Note: these cookies will NOT brown on top like traditional cookies, so you must first check the bottom for browning to tell if they are done.  You can also put a toothpick in center to see if its dry.  If so, then cookie is done.  Enjoy!!

Have you baked with stevia before?

39 Comments

  1. December 8, 2010 / 7:19 am

    That. looks. delicious!! I’m not even much of a white chocolate fan, but you have me drooling over this recipe!

    Ashley
    http://ashleyanderic.blogspot.com

    P.S. I have a giveaway going on today, you might want to check it out!

  2. December 8, 2010 / 7:50 am

    I’m a purist when it comes to baking — I love simple, natural ingredients. And I do like that stevia is a natural sweeter (unlike so many of the other ones), but I still find myself a bit suspicious of it. Maybe I just need to take the plunge, make these cookies, and really try it for myself.

  3. December 8, 2010 / 7:53 am

    Um, these look and sound kinda, sorta, REALLY awesome!

    I’ve never baked with stevia though. I’ll keep this recipe in mind though. My uncle, whom I see frequently while in school at Boston, is diabetic. If I made these cookies, I’m sure he’d love it!

  4. December 8, 2010 / 8:11 am

    I adore these! They scream Christmas to me and are always the first to be eaten at parties!

  5. December 8, 2010 / 8:13 am

    they are looking good. i want to reach out and grab one.

  6. December 8, 2010 / 8:25 am

    Looks yummy! I’m going to try them!

  7. December 8, 2010 / 8:46 am

    these cookies look so delicious!! i’ve baked with Stevia before and it turned out great! hope you enjoy your delicious treats. πŸ™‚

  8. December 8, 2010 / 8:55 am

    These look so yummy! I’m drooling!! haha and YES I need to add that to my wishes because I wish I knew how to decorate cupcakes all fancy like!

  9. December 8, 2010 / 8:57 am

    okay, i am definitely adding these to my list of things to bake over the holidays. they look PERFECT!

    xo Alison

  10. December 8, 2010 / 9:03 am

    I’ve never cooked with stevia before, but I have made this kind of cookie several times, and they are LIFE-CHANGING!

  11. December 8, 2010 / 9:30 am

    I don’t think anything could possibly sound better at the moment…although, i made some muffins this morning and they were a complete bust, i might not be on my game today! i change my blog a tiny bit πŸ™‚ i get so antsy!

  12. December 8, 2010 / 9:34 am

    Yum! This sounds so delicious, I think I’ll give it a go this weekend.

  13. December 8, 2010 / 10:03 am

    I’ve never used stevia before but I’m so curious to try! I love cranberries and love fruit in cookies – this is a perfect combo of yumminess πŸ™‚

  14. December 8, 2010 / 10:11 am

    I’ve never baked with stevia but i have them in the cupboard for coffee and tea. I used it a few times but i couldn’t get into the taste. Maybe i’ll try baking with it.

  15. December 8, 2010 / 10:15 am

    Oh my!! I’m so jealous of your baking skills! You rock in the kitchen πŸ™‚

  16. December 8, 2010 / 10:29 am

    These look so festive! I LOVE stevia. I use it in my coffee every morning….never baked with it though…I’m curious…

  17. December 8, 2010 / 10:57 am

    These look so delicious. I love cranberry too. Wish I could try a sample through the computer. πŸ™‚

  18. December 8, 2010 / 11:45 am

    YUM sounds like a great new recpie! i’ve been wanting to try stevia. xoxo jcd

  19. December 8, 2010 / 11:47 am

    oh my gosh, another recipe to make my mouth water, these look so good! i’ve never heard of stevia before, will have to try it!

  20. December 8, 2010 / 12:25 pm

    PERFECT for winter!! Although it’s a blazing 75 degrees here in LA, I think I still have to try these πŸ™‚

    And thank you for commenting on my blog!! It’s a baby blog but I’m excited to start out. I’d love to see some posts on how you got your blog started and how you grew it so well!

  21. December 8, 2010 / 1:20 pm

    Ohh those look so good:) They are perfect…I am saving this recipe for the weekend
    Muah,sweetie

  22. December 8, 2010 / 2:28 pm

    YUMMMYYYY!!! πŸ™‚
    Hi hun!
    Thanks for entering in the giveaway with exPresso!
    Good luck on winning!
    xxxxxx to you- Emily from EL Vintage

  23. December 8, 2010 / 2:31 pm

    Those flavors have got to be so perfect together!

  24. December 8, 2010 / 3:26 pm

    These look delicious and i am definitely trying them for the holidays. Never baked with Stevia before. I use it in my coffee though. How was the taste?

    Also, I just found your blog and I am loving it.

  25. Michelle
    December 8, 2010 / 7:40 pm

    Yummy times a million! I got two of three recipes also! I was hoping to share them as soon as I get all three recipes ^____^

  26. December 8, 2010 / 8:31 pm

    Yum! These are so perfect for this time of year!

  27. December 8, 2010 / 10:09 pm

    Ahhh!!! I got your giveaway loot in the mail today! I am OBSESSED and wearing the bow right now as we speak! Look for pics in my blog asap! I really want the red damask or the green and red one for Christmas time! Do you think if I ordered it I would get it by then?

  28. December 8, 2010 / 11:38 pm

    I’ve never used Stevia before but these look so delicious I think I have to try them!
    Thought you might like to know that I’m hosting a package exchange starting tomorrow!

  29. December 9, 2010 / 9:13 am

    I need to make these.uh….TODAY! These look ridiculously delicious. Thanks for sharing the great recipe!

  30. December 9, 2010 / 10:05 am

    These look delicious! And the photos are great :-).

  31. December 16, 2010 / 4:08 pm

    These look amazing Sandy!!! Mmm! I’ve never baked with stevia but I have eaten products made with it.

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