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Thumbprint Cookies

No recipe image available.A vanilla cookie dough baked and filled with rich fruit flavored spreadable fruit of choice. A great cookie to make for the holidays, it has 47% fewer calories than the traditional recipe.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 tablespoons stick butter
1 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1 large egg
2 tablespoons 2% milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup spreadable fruit of choice

Cooking Directions:

  1. Beat butter and Equal® until well combined. Mix in egg, milk and vanilla until blended. Gradually beat in combined flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Shape dough by teaspoonfuls into balls. Place on sprayed baking sheets. Press thumb deeply into dough to form a "thumbprint" indentation. Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven 11 to 13 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove from baking sheet and cool completely on wire rack. Store in airtight containers at room temperature.
  3. Fill each cookie with about 1/2 teaspoon spreadable fruit just before serving.

Makes 24 cookies.

*May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 cookie): calories 58, protein 1 g, carbohydrate 8 g, fat 3 g, cholesterol 16 mg, sodium 46 mg.

Food Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.