Heart Healthy and Diabetes Diet Recipe: Almond Snow Cookie Recipe

These pretty almond snow cookies are a nice addition to your holiday cookie tray. Healthy almonds give these holiday cookies a nutty flavor.

Special Diets: Heart Healthy Recipe and Diabetes Recipe

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Ingredients

36 cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups reduced calorie trans fat free margarine
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tsp Splenda®
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup blanched almonds, finely ground
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar

Directions

In a bowl, cream the margarine with a hand mixer. Mix in the sugars, Splenda, eggs and almond extract. With a spoon, stir in the almonds and flours.

Refrigerate overnight. When ready to bake, bring to room temperature.

Preheat oven to 375°. In a shallow bowl, place confectioner’s sugar. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll balls in sugar to coat evenly. Arrange balls on a baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until firm to the touch. Cool on a wire rack.

*Presentation tip: *Press a sliver of almond into top of dough ball before baking to create a professional look.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 36 cookies

Amount Per Serving

Calories
119
% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
    6g
    9%
  • Saturated Fat
    2g
    10%
  • Cholesterol
    12mg
    4%
  • Sodium
    63mg
    3%
  • Total Carbohydrate
    14g
    5%
  • Dietary Fiber
    1g
    4%
  • Sugars
  • Protein
    2g
    4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.

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