Elswet's Quick, Easy, & Delicious Diabetic Irish Shortbread

"This is an old recipe from Elswet's mother. We have no idea where it came from, but the family name was McQueen. ;) This is the diabetic version. The alternate ["normal"] ingredients are listed as comments."
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3 dozen small cookies


  • 1 cup fat-free margarine, we use Promise it works beautifully, may use real butter if you have no dietary concerns
  • 13 cup artificial sweetener, we use Altern by WalMart, may use 2/3 cup confectioner's sugar XXX if you have no dietary concerns p
  • 2 tablespoons artificial sweetener
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour, measure before sifting, may use 2 cups all purpose white flour if you have no dietary concerns


  • Cream together the sugar and butter, adding sugar in slowly. Sift in the flour slowly, mixing as you add.
  • Turn out onto a LIGHTLY floured board, and knead until thoroughly mixed, approximately 12-15 times.
  • Roll to 1/4 inch thickness, cut and place on parchment paper-covered baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 350°F Allow to cool on baking sheet, placed on baking rack.

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  1. Je see ka
    i baked these for a diabetic family member and they were pretty sweet and tasty but im really used to the taste of low fat. they had kind of a rubber texture, but i guess thats to be expected.


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