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Apple-Date Swirl Cookies

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Sweetened with Splenda and the natural flavors in apples and dates, this recipe was adapted with people with diabetes in mind.

Ingredients

Filling:
1 cup dates, chopped and pitted
3/4 cup apple, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup Splenda
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4 cup orange juice
Dough:
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup Splenda
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 egg whites
1-2/3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

In a medium saucepan, heat ingredients for filling until warmed and bubbly. Mix well and set aside. In a large bowl, beat sugars, Splenda, margarine, vanilla and egg whites with electric mixer on medium speed; blend well. Beat or stir into sugar mixture. Roll or pat dough into a rectangle, 16-by-8 inches, between sheets of waxed paper or plastic wrap. Remove paper. Spread dough with cooled filling. Roll up dough starting with a long side, using paper to lift and roll. Wrap tightly and freeze 2-3 hours, or until firm.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cut roll with sharp knife into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place about 1-inch apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. remove from cookie sheets to cool on a wire rack. Yields 5 dozen cookies.

Nutrition information per cookie: 55 calories, 30 milligrams sodium, 7 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fat and 7 milligrams cholesterol. Exchanges: 1/2 fat, 1/2 carbohydrate.

Adapted from Gold Medal Holidays Cookbook by C.J. Musick of Moline




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