Anniversary cookies and more shared sweetness with #EqualSucralose

     Last month my Aunt shared some delicious cranberry-chocolate-oatmeal cookies with us. My husband enjoyed them and asked me to get the recipe from her. I surprised him with a batch for our anniversary. This is the original recipe that inspired my cookies. I adapted it by replacing all of the white sugar with Equal Sucralose, though I left the brown sugar for flavor and the consistency that it would give the cookies. I also replaced the cranberries with chopped pomegranate fruit leather as I realized at the last minute we were out of dried cranberries. They turned out delicious!

     To make your own pomegranate/chocolate chunk/oatmeal cookies just like these:

Cream together 1 stick butter with 1/2 cup Equal Sucralose then add in 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, and 1 T. vanilla.
Look how creamy the Equal Sucralose and butter mixed together.

In separate bowl, combine 1 C. flour, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1 T. cinnamon, and 3 pieces of pomegranate fruit leather chopped finely. The flour helps keep the pieces separated. Slowly add flour mixture into creamy yumminess in mixer.

Chop 6-8oz of your favorite chocolate into chunks, and stir that and 2 cups oatmeal into the mixture. It will be thick. Make balls and place on stoneware cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 13 minutes, then remove from oven and cool on cookie sheet to crisp the bottoms. Move to cooling rack and repeat until you run out of dough, or store half in the refrigerator for later.
 See the big chocolate chunks in the dough? - Yum!

The fruit leather was a risk born of necessity, but it was so yummy in the cookies. My daughter doesn't like dried fruit, but she enjoyed the hint of flavor without the texture that was in the original recipe with cranberries. The Equal Sucralose instead of the sugar worked out beautifully in this recipe. Another thing I tried is storing half the recipe (I had doubled it when I mixed it) in the refrigerator. We baked the second half today and made them smaller; they were just as delicious, but didn't flatten out even after they cooled.
     This is a compensated blog post as part of a social shopper insights study for #CBias and #EqualSucralose. As the first round of sharing sweetness was so well received, we shared more of these sweet canisters with others who would appreciate them. My oldest daughter and I went back to the Denham Springs Walmart #935 for this #CBias shop. We asked friends "Are you diabetic?" and "Do you use Splenda?" No one at church had seen these canisters yet, and everyone was happy to accept the gift.  Thanks #CBias and #EqualSucralose!


  1. The cookies look great! I love taking a recipe and making it my own. So much fun. :)

  2. I like just combining things so my recipes turn out a bit different every time. For blogging as well as for my girls' growing recipe binders, I've become more precise with the recipes that I change.

  3. those cookies look delicious!! Oatmeal, chocolate, and cranberries - sounds like a winning combination! How interesting that the fruit leather turned out to be a good substitute, that's something I wouldn't have thought of.


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