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Low calorie holiday cookie recipe

Here’s a delicious low cal cookie from Laurel Hudson, culinary instructor at Wellspring Academies.

Glazed Cranberry Orange Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup Splenda, granulated
1 tbsp egg whites
2 tsp orange zest
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp ginger
1 cup chopped cranberries, fresh or frozen
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup white whole wheat flour
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp baking powder
Glaze:
½ cup Splenda, granulated
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp water
Pinch of salt
½ tsp vanilla
½ tsp orange extract

Directions:
1.        Preheat oven to 350 F.
2.        Line a baking pan with parchment paper and spray lightly with Pam.
3.        Combine the applesauce, Splenda, egg whites, orange zest, salt, ginger, chopped cranberries, and vanilla in a bowl and stir.
4.        Add the flour, baking powder, and baking soda and stir until just combined, no longer.
5.        Drop by the small spoonful onto the baking pan.
6.        Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the edges are firm.
7.        Combine the glaze ingredients and stir until smooth.
8.        Taste the glaze and adjust flavorings if needed.
9.        Let cool for 5 minutes, and then remove from the pan.
10.     Drizzle glaze over cookies.

Approximate Nutritional Information:
27 calories/0.1g per cookie

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