A Fresh Take on Baking with the All-New Domino Light

It’s no secret– I love to bake!  I have an amazing little helper, and spending time with her in the kitchen is one of my favorite things to do.  We really enjoy finding new recipes to try and incorporating ingredients that we have never used before. 

Recently, we had the opportunity to try out a brand new product called Domino Light.  This revolutionary product is an all natural pure can sugar and stevia blend that comes with HALF the calories of sugar.  Just in case you are wondering… that is a over a 350 calorie savings per cup of sugar!  By combining the pure cane sugar that Domino is known for with the naturally sweet extract of the stevia plant, Domino was able to create a delicious sweetener that is completely free of all artificial ingredients.

Since I have been focusing on weight loss recently, this product was definitely of interest to me.  This year, my family has been focusing on eating healthier and scaling back on things such as sweets and carbs.  However, I have really missed indulging in tasty desserts as they are one of my favorite things to prepare as well as eat!

Cookies, cakes, and other desserts tend to be a downfall for many trying to lose weight due to the vast amount of calories they contain.  By using Domino Light, I can eat these things without the guilt since there are far less calories involved.  You see, you can actually use Domino Light in any recipe that calls for sugar.  Simply replace one cup of sugar with half a cup of Domino Light and you’re good to go!

I decided to try one of the all-new recipes from Domino that puts a light twist on an old favorite.

Domino Light Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup Domino Light
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups All-Purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Domino Confectioners Sugar for dusting

In a large bowl, beat butter and Domino Light with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy.  Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla extract: beat until just incorporated.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.  Slowly pour flour mixture into butter mixture; mix until blended.

Divide dough in half and shape into two disks, wrapping each in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for at least one hour or until firm.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Lightly grease or line two cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

Remove one disk at a time from refrigerator.  On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4 inch thick; cut into desired shapes.  Transfer onto cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges of cookies are slightly light brown.  Cool for 15 minutes on cookies sheet, then remove cookies onto a wire rack to cool completely.  Dust with Domino Confectioners Sugar.

Yield: 2 Dozen Cookies 

I am sure that the big question on your mind is how this sugar alternative tastes.  I am happy to report that it is quite wonderful!  Recently, we have been on the hunt for an amazing sugar cookie recipe.  We have tried several recipes in hopes of finding one that could become our go-to sugar cookie recipe.  I honestly didn’t think that a “light” cookies would have the power to fill that spot.  However, after making the Domino Light Sugar Cookies, I can assure you that these tasty, lower calorie cookies are now our sugar cookie staple.

I would like to invite you to give Domino Light a try.  They have a variety of recipes that have been created just for you to use this amazing new product.  And, don’t forget that you can substitute it into any recipe that you use sugar in as well!  If you stop by the Domino Sugar Facebook page, then you can even download a money-saving coupon for Domino Light.

I would also like to invite you to attend the Domino Light Twitter Party.  It’s going to be held on August 8th and features a lot of gift cards and prizes.  Don’t forget to RSVP by clicking the link above.

Have you tried the all-new Domino Light yet?  I would love to hear your thoughts on this revolutionary product!

Disclosure:  I am writing this post as part of a sponsored campaign from Domino Sugar.  I received compensation and review products in order to share this information with you.  However, all opinions are my own.