Orange Cookies (Diabetic)

Lisa UK 11-06-99 2:03 AM pt (US)

KYoung's Recipes for Diabetics : COLLECTION
Source: Diabetic Candy, Cookie & Dessert Cookbook by Mary Jane Finsand
Orange Cookies

1 medium orange
1/2 cup (125 mL) shortening
2 tblsp (30 mL) granulated sugar replacement or granulated fructose
1 egg
2 cups (500 mL) flour
1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking powder
1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/2 cup (125 mL) buttermilk

Preheat oven to 375F and lightly grease cookie sheets. Juice and grate rind of orange; remove seeds from juice.

Cream together shortening and sugar replacement. Add egg, orange juice and grated orange rind, beating until light and fluffy. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in sifter, and add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture. Stir to blend.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets, 2 to 3 in. (5 to 7 cm) apart. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 C) for 10 to 12 minutes.

(Yield: 60 cookies)

Exchange 1 cookie with sugar replacement: 1/3 fruit
1/3 fat
Calories 1 cookie with sugar replacement: 27
Exchange 1 cookie with fructose: 1/3 fruit
1/3 fat
Calories 1 cookie with fructose: 30

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