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Thumbprint Cookies


47% calorie reduction from traditional recipe


  • 6 tablespoons stick butter or margarine
  • 1 cup Equal Spoonful*
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar-free preserves or spreadable fruit of choice

* May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener


  1. Beat butter and Equal until well combined. Mix in egg, milk and vanilla extract until blended. Gradually beat in combined flour, baking powder and soda and salt.
  2. Shape dough by teaspoonsful into balls. Place on sprayed cookie sheets. Press thumb deeply into dough to form a "thumbprint" indentation.
  3. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 11 to 13 minutes.
  4. Remove from baking sheet and cool completely on wire rack.
  5. Fill each cookie with about 1/2 teaspoon spreadable fruit just before serving.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

Nutrition information per serving (1 cookie): 58 cal., 1 g pro., 8 g carb., 3 g fat, 16 mg chol., 47 mg sodium

Food exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat


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