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Holiday Thumbprint Cookies (Diabetic)

Published: Friday, December 8, 2017

8 oz. pkg. yellow cake mix

2 tsp. grated orange peel

3 Tbsp. orange juice

½ tsp. vanilla

5 tsp. strawberry fruit spread

2 Tbsp. pecans, chopped

 Preheat oven to 350°. Spray baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

Beat cake mix, orange peel, juice and vanilla in medium bowl with electric mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until mixture is crumbly. Beat on medium-high speed 2 minutes or until smooth. (Dough will be very sticky.)

Coat hands with nonstick cooking spray. Shape dough into 1" balls. Place balls 2½" apart on prepared baking sheets. Press center of each ball with thumb. Fill each thumbprint with ¼ tsp. fruit spread. Sprinkle with pecans.

Bake 8-9 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown and no longer shiny. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. —20 cookies.

• Exchange (per serving): 54 calories, 1 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 1 g protein, 10 g carbohydrate, 0 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 74 mg sodium; ½ bread/starch, ½ fat.

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