Reduced-calorie peppermint candy-flavored
cookies for the holidays.
2/3 cup light butter
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
3/4 cup SPLENDA® Granular
1/4 cup egg substitute
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 (8-ounce) package fat free cream cheese
1 (8-ounce) package reduced fat cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup SPLENDA® Granular
30 hard sugar free peppermint candies, very finely crushed
- Blend together butter, melted chocolate,
and SPLENDA® Granular in a medium sized mixing bowl. Blend
well. Add egg substitute and mint extract. Mix briefly. Add remaining
ingredients. Mix using low speed (or by hand) until dough is
formed. Do Not over mix.
- Remove dough from bowl and divide in half.
Chill dough in refrigerator 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F
- Roll out chilled dough on a floured work
surface. Roll dough slightly less than 1/4-inch thick (dough
puffs slightly while baking). Cut dough into small one- inch
circles. Place on lightly oiled cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated
350°F oven 7 to 9 minutes.
- Blend filling ingredients together. Set
- Sandwich the cookies with 3/4 teaspoon
filling. Press together lightly. Spread any excess filling from
the interior of the cookie around the outside of each cookie.
This will help the crushed peppermint candies stick to the outside
of the cookies.
- Roll cookies in crushed peppermint candies,
so that the sides of each cookie are completely coated. Chill
until ready to serve.
Makes 5 1/2 dozen (1 cookie per serving).
Nutrients Per Serving:
Serving Size one cookie
Total Calories 33, Calories from Fat 15, Total Fat 2 g, Saturated
Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 45 mg,
Total Carbohydrate 4 g, Dietary Fiber 0.23 g, Sugars 0 g, Protein
1 g, Vitamin A 2%, Calcium 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Iron 2%.
Carbohydrate 1 Fat 1.
Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda®
is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for
diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please
call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.