While I always try to make the healthiest choices and snack on fruit and vegetables, there is nothing like a treat every once and a while. I really like to have cookies on hand. That way I can have a sweet treat for dessert after lunch, or as a mid afternoon pick-me-up without too much effort. Although I’ll admit, with the number of “sweet treats” I post here, it looks doubtful that I actually do snack on fruits and vegetables. I wanted to do something different than my typical chocolate chip cookies. I thought I’d do shortbread cookies (one of my favorites) with a twist. I decided to add jam to the centers of the shortbread cookies.
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tps sugar
- 1/2 cup light butter
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup low sugar jam flavor of choice
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then set aside.
Cream together the butter and sugar.
Add the flour, baking powder and vanilla.
Roll the dough out and cut into 16 squares.
Press a little thumbprint into each cookie and fill with a dab of jam.
Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Entire recipe makes 16 servings
Serving size is 1 cookies
Each serving = 3 Smart Points
PER SERVING: 85 calories; 3.5g fat; .7g saturated fat; 12.5g carbohydrates; 8.2g sugar; 4g protein; 2.7g fiber