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Confetti Cookies


Makes 36 servings


2-1/3 cups all purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup dried fruit bits
Sliced almonds (optional)


  1. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside.
  2. Beat margarine and cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until blended. Add sugar, egg substitute and almond extract; beat until well blended. Stir in dry ingredients; add fruit bits.
  3. Shape dough into 2 logs, each about 9 inches long. Wrap each log in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Cut logs into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Arrange three almond slices on top of each cookie in decorative pattern. Bake 10 minutes or until firm to touch. Remove to wire rack and cool completely.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 cookie
Fiber 1 g
Carbohydrate 13 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Saturated Fat 1 g
Total Fat 2 g
Calories from Fat 22 %
Calories 74
Protein 1 g
Sodium 93 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1

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