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Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookies

Note: This recipe is especially for kids with diabetes, but it can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

You can include cookies in your child's diabetic meal plan — just offer them in moderation.

Prep time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 c. light margarine, softened
  • 2/3 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2/3 c. sucralose
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 11/2 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c. pecans, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F (176º C).
  2. Cream butter, brown sugar, sucralose, and vanilla extract together in a mixing bowl. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well until blended.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
  5. Place level tablespoon of cookie dough on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and cool on wire cooling rack.

Servings: 36

Serving size: 1 cookie

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
76 calories
1 g protein
4 g fat
1 g sat. fat
11 g carbohydrate
0 g fiber
12 mg cholesterol
78 mg sodium
7 mg calcium
0.5 mg iron

Diabetic exchanges:
2/3 carbohydrate exchanges

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
Substitute another type of nut if you don't like pecans. Store the leftovers in an airtight container. These also freeze well.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, LD/N
Date reviewed: March 2009

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