I’m so excited to partner with SweetLeaf® to bring you today’s recipe video! I’m absolutely obsessed with their Liquid Stevia Vanilla Crème Sweet Drops™. They’re so easy to use and perfect for baking!
One year on the last day of elementary school before our winter break, Mom stopped by the grocery store two blocks away from campus after picking up my brother and me. She led us through the doors and over to the bakery, where she told us to pick out a gingerbread cookie.
Our eyes widened. She had motioned to the oversized ones, nearly twice as big as our hands, wrapped in cellophane and intricately decorated with red and green icing overalls along with a big white icing smile. We almost never got to eat cookies that pretty—or that big!
After carefully inspecting each huge gingerbread man, my brother and I selected our favorites, and Mom walked us to the checkout lines to pay. She let us start nibbling on the 10-minute car ride home, but by the time we eased into the driveway, both of our cookies had almost disappeared… So Mom laughed and told us to run around in the backyard—probably so she wouldn’t have to deal with our sugar high!
Last week, when the weather grew cooler and I started craving gingerbread, I skipped the big grocery store treats and made these Ultimate Healthy Gingerbread Cookies at home instead! They’re just as soft and tender as those bakery ones from my childhood, and they’re full of the same irresistible cozy spice flavors.
However… These are easy to make and just 52 calories! Even better, they won’t give you a sugar high (or crash!) like a bakery’s cookies, thanks to one of my favorite ingredients: SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Vanilla Crème Sweet Drops™! Stevia is a plant-based, no-calorie sweetener, and I absolutely love SweetLeaf’s warm vanilla flavor. (You’ll use it in all of these recipes of mine, too!)
Watch my short video below to learn how to make these gingerbread cookies; then grab the recipe directly beneath the video!
Note: This was sponsored by SweetLeaf®. As always, all thoughts, text, photos, videos, and recipes are my own.