Jelly Thumbprint Cookies
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1/3 cup reduced calorie stick margarine, softened
4 ounces light cream cheese, softened
5 packets NatraTaste Blue granulated sugar substitute
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons raspberry all fruit spread
2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts, optional

1. In a large bowl, combine margarine, cream cheese and NatraTaste Blue; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and salt until mixture forms a soft dough. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours, until dough is firm. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Divide dough into 24 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Place balls on a large baking sheet. With knuckle or end of wooden spoon, make a small indentation into top of ball. Fill each with equal amounts of fruit spread. Sprinkle centers with equal amounts of nuts if desired.

3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool completely on rack. Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Per Serving (2 cookies):
100 calories,
2 g protein,
12 g carbohydrate,
3 g fat,
5 mg cholesterol,
170 mg sodium

Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch/bread exchange, 1/2 fat exchange

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*Equal is a registered trademark of the Nutrasweet Co.
Equal and NatraTaste Blue both contain the sweetener aspartame.