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Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookies

Note: This recipe is especially for teens with diabetes, but it can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet. Teens with diabetes may need to pay extra attention to the amount of carbohydrates they eat to maintain control of their blood sugar levels.

You can include cookies in your diabetic meal plan - just plan ahead and remember to eat 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
  • 1 1/2 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 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176 degrees Celsius).
  2. Cream butter, brown sugar, sucralose, and vanilla extract together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add eggs to above mixture one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well until blended.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
  6. Place level tablespoon size of cookie dough on a greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176 degrees Celsius) for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and cool on wire cooling rack.

Serves: 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 do not like pecans. Store the leftovers in an airtight container. You can either freeze half the batch or share them with your friends.

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

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