I love cooking with kids. I find it is a great family activity where we have lots of fun and the kids learn great skills. They learn how to measure the ingredients, how to shape the dough! Whenever I find the chance, I cook with them. Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to do so. For this special event, I decided to make heart-shaped chocolate chips. But since we treated ourselves with so many sweet desserts during the holiday season, I decided to cut back on sugar. Equal sweetener is a great alternative for sugar.
I checked EqualCanada facebook page and discovered this great Chocolate chip recipe! I needed either Equal granular or Packets. I noticed also that Equal offered a new packaging : Yellow Equal Canister. It has 275g and is equal to 5lb of sugar. Besides it is on rollback for $7,97 as compared to $9.97. That would be perfect for this recipe.
So on this Thursday evening, I decided to go shopping for my missing ingredients at Wal-Mart. I go to this store at least twice a month because it has great deals. Before going out I always check the stores’ flyer and deals. I did not find Yellow Equal Canister in the flyer.
It was a mild day. The kids were at school. I decided to go shopping for my ingredients and surprise them when they get back home. I needed Equal Yellow canister, cookie shapers and flour.
The Valentine’s shelves were very tempting and nicely organized. I was looking for heart-shaped cookie shapers. The price was interesting: 2 for $1.79.
Then I headed to the cake and muffin area looking for Yellow Equal Canister. I thought it would be in this area but I did not find it. I looked in other shelves but could not find Equal. I had to ask an employee for guidance. He told me I can find Equal in the pharmacy department. A strange place to store them.
Surprise: No Yellow Equal Canister. I only found the The 57g Equal Granular and the 200 unit Equals Packets. They were in the middle of the shelf next to other brands. The 200 Equal Packets is $8.23 which is less expensive than other brands (200 units for $9.97). Besides the package is less wider than the other brands which takes less room in my pantry.
I was confused for a moment because I did not know which item to choose for my recipe. I decided to buy the 200 packets! It sweetens like 2 teaspoons of sugar. My 4-year-old will be thrilled to open the packages.
Then I went to look for my missing ingredients: flour and headed to the express checkout.
I was disappointed because I did not find the Yellow Equal Canister. So I will have to head to another Wal-Mart tomorrow and look for it!
When the kids came back, they were excited to find all the following ingredients on the table. As I predicted my 4-year-old was happy to open the packets.
She was happy to help me preparing these delicious cookies.
Here is the recipe from Equal Facebook Page.
1/3 cup stick butter, softened
1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/3 cup Equal® Spoonful or Granulated*
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips*May substitute 8 packets Equal sweetener
- Beat butter until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until blended. Mix in Equal® and brown sugar until combined.
- Mix combined flour, baking soda and salt. Stir into butter mixture until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake in preheated 350° F oven 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden color. Remove from baking sheet and cool completely on wire rack.
My 10-year-old says they are : Love cookies! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your loved ones.
- You can find #EqualCanada on the web, on Twitter and onFacebook.This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #Cbias however all opinions are my own.
12 thoughts on “Healthy Valentine Cookies with #EqualCanada”
They came out so cute. Never saw chocolate chip cookies in a heart shape.
This will work for me since I “feel” like I’m borderline diabetic. I have to really start watching my sugar.
Equal is a great alternative for sugar! The taste is so so good
So cute,love the heart shape cookie! I never thought to use equal in baking, will try it out, my brother is diabetic.
Sorry about your brother. Equal is a great alternative for sugar.
I would love to make these for my dad who is diabetic and see if he liked them. The heart shape is adorable too!!
Thanks Janet! My little ones loved the shape and the taste
This would be great for my husband who is watching his sugar. Thanks!
They are great and taste so good!