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Recipes for Diabetes - University of Illinois Extension


1 cup margarine, softened
2 cups flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 package (8-ounce) non-fat cream cheese
1 jar (12.75 ounces) sugar free light preserves, any flavor
½ cup chopped pecans


  1. Mix first 4 ingredients together. Form a ball and chill for 3 hours.
    To make filling, mix jam and nuts together.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°.
  3. Roll one-fourth of dough out and cut into 2-inch squares. (You should have 15 squares per one-fourth of dough to come up with total of 30 cookies of 2 squares each - if you have fewer, calories per serving may be higher.)
  4. Place a spoonful of filling on square, top with another square and seal by pinching edges. Repeat until all of dough is used.
  5. Bake at 375° for 15 to 20 minutes.
Total time: 40 minutes
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe: 30 servings, 1 serving = 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 63
Total Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Sodium 79 mg
Carbohydrate 10 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g
Exchange 1 starch, 1 fat
Carbohydrate Units 1

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