Thursday, December 19, 2013

Shortbread Cookies

This is my delicious version of a traditional butter cookie. The butter flavor extract adds the butter flavor without all of the fat.

Makes 8 servings(3 cookies each serving)
¾     cup all-purpose flour
½     teaspoon baking powder
¼     cup reduced-calorie margarine
2      tablespoons sugar
2      teaspoons butter flavor extract

Preheat oven to 375°. Gather your ingredients and have a nonstick baking sheet ready.

In a small bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Mix well.

Add remaining ingredients and blend well with a fork to form a dough.

Work dough into a ball with your hands. Divide dough into 24 pieces and roll each into a ball.

 Place on baking sheet. Flatten each cookie to ¼-inch, using the bottom of a glass.

Decorate with colored sugar, if desired. Bake 10 minutes, until bottoms of cookies are lightly browned. 

Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Each Serving Provides 
Calories 74
Total Fat 2.3g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 68mg
Total Carbohydrate 12.1g
Dietary Fiber 0.3g
Protein 1.2g

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