Monday, December 15, 2008

Diabetic-Friendly Holiday Cookie Recipes

Do you have a diabetic in the family? Maybe you're just looking to enjoy the traditional holiday treats without suffering the consequences. Here is a recipe for traditional holiday sugar cookies that won't leave you feeling guilty:

Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup stick butter
1 cup Equal Sugar Lite
1 med. egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 pkg. Sugar Free Fruit Flavored Gelatin

Beat butter and Equal in medium-sized bowl on medium speed of mixer until well combined. Mix in egg and vanilla until blended. Add combined flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until blended. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheets sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Flatten slightly using a spoon. Sprinkle with sugar-free fruit flavored gelatin.
Bake in preheated 350 degrees F oven 10-12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and cool completely on wire rack. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature.
For rolled sugar cookies: wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Work with half of the dough at a time, keep the remaining dough in the refrigerator. Roll on lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with desired cookie cutters. Sprinkle with sugar-free gelatin. Bake in preheated 350 F oven 8-10 minutes. Proceed as recipe directs.

Nutrition information:
Per serving:
Calories 87
Total fat 4 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 21 mg
Sodium 50 mg
Total carbohydrate 10 g
Dietary fiber 0 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 1 g

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