Jack replaces sugar with Splenda while baking to see if it truly tastes the same. Be sure to subscribe. INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Garnish: coarse or sanding sugar*; or melted chocolate (see cooks’ note, below) Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. DIRECTIONS Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes in a standing mixer (preferably fitted with paddle attachment) or 6 with a handheld. Beat in egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low, then add flour mixture and mix until just combined. Form dough into a 12-inch log (2 inches in diameter) on a sheet of plastic wrap and roll up dough in plastic wrap. Chill dough on a baking sheet until firm, at least 4 hours. (To roll cookies into balls, see cooks’ note, below.) Put oven racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat oven to 375°F. Cut enough 1/8- to 1/4-inch-thick slices from log with a heavy knife to fill 2 ungreased large baking sheets, arranging slices about 1 inch apart (chill remainder of log, wrapped in plastic wrap). If garnishing with coarse sugar, sprinkle slices with it. Bake cookies, switching position of sheets halfway through baking, until edges are golden, 12 to 15 minutes total. Cool on sheets 3 minutes, then transfer with a metal spatula to racks to


  1. Long term studies? If you were born before the period that it was illegal (1972), you were the study, and those I say, ‘Congrats’! They once and for all proved that DDT isn’t bad for humans. There would have been detrimental effects to humans had it been poisonous, as you would know. Yet, people from the seventy are still considered to have normal health.

  2. Were there long term studies done on the ingestion of large amounts of DDT? No. Same with Splenda. They haven’t studied long term effects of consuming it regularly.

  3. Just reminding everyone NOT TO CREAM BUTTER with Splenda. Splenda willnot and cannot cream butter, so don’t try it like Jak. Jak, it’s much appreciated that you did this, but even on splenda’s website, it says don’t cream it.

  4. It’s is safe. Safe to what is the question: Not to the environment, You can EAT DDT! In its pure, raw form. It is not poisonous to humans.

  5. lol 1/2 of it it sugar, and the other half is salt. That’s right: Splenda uses Chloride (from a kinda evaporated salt) to get rid of the “other half” of the sugar and combine to make something that is calorie free!

  6. Honestly, I don’t think splenda is a good idea. If your looking for a sugar replacment, that truvia/stevia (whatever it was called) is all natural and is probably better for you. (Yes, I know this comment is 2 years old)

  7. well sucrose (sugar) is the combination of molecules glucose and fructose. the 1/2 of sugar is actually glucose and is healthier then sugar because it is easier to digest.

  8. The DA isn’t perfect. Diacetyl was a common artificial flavoring chemical that was common until 5 years ago in buttered popcorn. It was known to cause lung damage in factory workers but was still in use until a non factory worker had lung damaged linked to his popcorn consumption. Aspartame is also linked to various medical conditions but is still in use due to the FDA setting a recommended intake. Who actually follows it is any ones guess. Any way that’s my to cents. Keep up the great work

  9. i was reading the comments and looking at the recipe as the song was playing, and then you started to talk and i scrolled up and BAM HUGE SPLENDA BOX

  10. jack some thing you could try is splenda half and half version all it is,is splenda mixed with sugar or you can make you own and all you do is 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup splenda

  11. If the FDA said it was safe to spritz agent orange on your corn flakes, I wonder how many of you fucktards would try it.

  12. Splenda is chlorinated sugar. Sucralose is a sugar molecule with three of its hydroxyl groups replaced with chlorine. It is “low calorie” because the human body can not break most of it down. All evidence AS OF NOW shows that it is “safe”. But didn’t people used to think the DDT was safe? DDT still shows up in our environment 50 years after its use. Sometimes, just because something seems safe, doesn’t mean it is. What I am trying to say is that we do not know whether it is truly safe or not.

  13. I don’t like the taste of splenda. I can immediately taste the distinctive “splenda taste” in food. We mistakenly bought a can of light fruit cocktail once (we usually get the stuff canned with fruit juice rather than syrup). I had no idea it had splenda until I took a bite. I dug the can out of the garbage and sure enough, there was a tiny splenda logo on the back.

  14. by replacing sugar with splenda you took some of the ‘liquid’ out because sugar adds moisture, so you would need to replace the moisture as well.

  15. Have we had enough cancer talk folks? Cancer existed before artificial sweeteners and back in the Roman Empire days. If you are diabetic, you have to decide between letting sugar slowly destroy your organs, or use the substitute and hope for the best as far as not causing anything. It’s that simple.

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