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    Low Fat Valentine Cookies

    Low Fat Valentine Cookies. Photo by Cathy Tedder

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    Total Time:

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    3 hrs 8 mins

    3 hrs

    8 mins

    Cathy Tedder's Note:

    These cookies are made with half the butter of most sugar cookies and instead of granulated sugar use coconut palm sugar to prevent a spike in blood sugar levels. The frosting is spread thin and I used the juice from defrosted dark sweet cherries that gave the glaze a little pink color and topped with a few sprinkles and a dusting of confectioners sugar. So, treat yourself to one of these low fat Valentine cookies without feeling too guilty!

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    cookies

    Units: US | Metric

    For cookie

    For glaze

    • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1 teaspoon juice, from defrosted dark sweet cherry
    • pink sugar, for decorating if desired

    Directions:

    1. 1
      For cookie: Using a mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and almond extract, mixing well.
    2. 2
      In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
    3. 3
      Gradually add flour mixture into butter and sugar until dough forms. The dough may seem a little crumbly at first; but it will come together.
    4. 4
      Wrap dough in plastic and shape into a disk. Chill for two hours in the refrigerator.
    5. 5
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
    6. 6
      Sprinkle work surface and rolling pin with confectioners sugar. Turn out one half of dough onto it.
    7. 7
      Roll out dough to a 1/4-inch thickness.
    8. 8
      Use heart-shaped cookie cutters dipped in confectioners sugar to make cutouts.
    9. 9
      Gather scraps and re-roll until all the dough is used. While the first batch are baking is a good time to repeat the rolling and cutting process with the second half of the dough.
    10. 10
      Place cookies 1-inch apart on cookie sheet. Bake 8-9 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Transfer to wire rack after 1 minute to cool.
    11. 11
      For glaze: In a small bowl, mix together confectioners sugar, almond extract, and milk. Put 2 tablespoons of this white glaze in a small resealable bag and set aside.
    12. 12
      Add cherry juice to the remaining glaze mixture and if you want to make a darker pink add another teaspoon of juice.
    13. 13
      When cookies are fully cooled, frost and decorate as desired.
    14. 14
      Makes about 30 cookies, depending on the size of cookie cutters used. Enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 25, 2012

      55

      Made these cookies a bit small to include in a tasting & cookie sale in our mobile home park, but otherwise followed the recipe! These cookies are very tasty & enjoyable, & I'm keeping the recipe on hand to make again! Thanks for posting it! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this Spring's round of Pick A Chef]

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    Nutritional Facts for Low Fat Valentine Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (679 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 85.7
     
    Calories from Fat 20
    23%
    Total Fat 2.2 g
    3%
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 11.3 mg
    3%
    Sodium 51.3 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 15.8 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    2%
    Sugars 10.9 g
    43%
    Protein 1.1 g
    2%

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