The cookies are small and yes salty but not too bad. They need a little something but I don't know what !?!?!? Maybe splenda like the other post suggested.
These don't really taste like "normal" cookies, but they're pretty good. We used low fat Bisquick, pistachio pudding and added a little bit of jelly to the top. I did think they were a little salty. But my 3 year old LOVED these things and kept asking me if we could make them again (also they are so easy to make, so a good one for kids to help with).
I made the dough, and it was super salty. Then I looked at my pudding mix and it was only 2.1 oz (chocolate), so I pulled out another one (vanilla--I was out of chocolate) and it was 1.5 oz. So I just added the whole thing, figuring that hopefully the extra amount would lesson the saltiness... But then the dough was too dry, so I added a little milk to it. It was STILL very salty, so I added some Splenda, which made it edible... I think this recipe has potential... but I don't know if bisquick is the best shortcut, due to the salt content. Also, be sure to check the oz. of your pudding mix! I would rate the cookies 2 stars the way they ended up, but since I changed it so much I didn't star it.
I doubled the recipe, and used 1 box of chocolate and 1 box of butterscotch. I have to admit I forgot to do the criss-cross, and was wondering why they didn't flatten out! But the little balls still taste great! I think you need a strong pudding flavor with this. I'm thinking about trying lemon, and then using lemon curd in the thumbprint.
Perhaps diabetic baking is similar to low-fat baking (something I do all the time), it's an aquired taste. In any event, I've been in search of recipes to prepare suitable trays for colleagues with diabetes and borderlines and thought I would give this a try. I used banana cream sugar-free pudding and my cookies tasted like salty biscuit dough with a hint of banana. Perhaps a little Splenda would have helped. Or maybe a more strongly flavored pudding like chocolate would have worked better. Sorry for the bummer review.
Tried these for dessert today with lunch. They were very good and i hope to try them again as they were very tasty and easy to make. Thanks once again for a wonderful recipe.