SPLENDA and Spice Cookies

SPLENDA® and Spice Cookies

Servings: Makes 30 cookies
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours
Bake time: 10-12 minutes

6 tablespoons vegetable shortening
6 tablespoons margarine
1 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granular
1 large egg
1/4 cup molasses 2 cups sifted all-aurpose flour
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
MIX together shortening, margarine, SPLENDA® Granular, egg and molasses in a large mixing bowl.

SIFT dry ingredients together and add to shortening mixture. Mix thoroughly.

CHILL dough in refrigerator until firm (approximately 2 hours).

PREHEAT oven to 350ºF.

FORM dough into 30 balls, approximately 1 level tablespoons each. Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheet and pat down gently with fork making a criss-cross pattern.

BAKE cookies in the center of the preheated 350ºF oven for 10-12 minutes. Do not overbake. Cookies will look chewy when they come out but will become crisp. Cool cookies on wire cooling rack.
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Exchanges per Serving: 1 carbohydrate, 1 fat
Total Calories:  90
Calories from Fat:  45
Total Fat:  5
Saturated Fat:   1g
Cholesterol:  5mg
Sodium:  0mg
Total Carbohydrate:  9g
Dietary Fiber:  0g
Sugars:  2g
Protien:  1g
This recipe, when compared to a traditional recipe, has a 21% reduction in calories, a 39% reduction in carbohydrates, and a 78% reduction in sugar!
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