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Cream Cheese and Jelly Cookies

No recipe image available.Low-sugar cream cheese and jelly cookies.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup margarine, softened
1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 8 packets Equal® sweetener or 1/3 cup Equal® Spoonful™
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup black cherry or seedless raspberry spreadable fruit

Cooking Directions:

  1. Beat margarine, cream cheese and Equal® in medium bowl until fluffy; mix in flour and salt to form a soft dough. Cover and refrigerate until dough is firm, about 3 hours.
  2. Roll dough on lightly floured surface into circle 1/8-inch thick; cut into rounds with 3-inch cutter. Place rounded 1/4 teaspoon spreadable fruit in center of each round; fold rounds into halves and crimp edges firmly with tines of fork. Pierce tops of cookies with tip of sharp knife.
  3. Bake cookies on greased cookie sheets in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Makes 36 cookies.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/36 of recipe; 1 cookie): 80 cal., 1 g pro., 7 g carbo., 5 g fat, 4 mg chol., 78 mg sodium.

Food Exchanges: 1/2 Bread, 1 Fat.

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.