Sunday, February 15, 2009

Healthy Valentine's Day?

Valentine's Day can be a pretty fat filled holiday what with all the chocolate and eating out and possibly drowning your sorrows with a big tub of ice cream. Here is a quick recipe for some healthy heart cookies to replace the usual sugar overload:
Sugarless Heart Cookies
by Becky Jones
To make these cookies, you will need the following ingredients:3/4 cup margarine, softened1 package (0.3 ounces) mixed fruit sugar-free gelatinEgg substitute equivalent to 1 egg1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 3/4 cups all purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Directions:In a mixing bowl, cream together the margarine and gelatin. Beat in the egg subsitiute and vanilla. Mix together the flour and baking powder and add to the egg mixture, mixing well. Chill for 1 hour.Preheat your oven to 400. Roll the dough mixture out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out cookies with heart-shaped cookie cutters (or any shape you desire). Place the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 6 to 7 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned and the cookies are set. Cool on wire racks.
Yields about 6 dozen
Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (2 cookies) equals 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat, 59 calories, 49 mg sodium, trace cholesterol, 5 gm carbohydrate, 1 gm protein, 4 gm fatNote: You can change the taste of these cookies by trying different flavors of gelatin.

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