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Carrot-Date Cookies

September/October 1992

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These cookies are made sweet and flavorful by the addition of a generous amount of chopped dates.


Carrot-Date Cookies

Makes: 2 1/2 dozen cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pitted dates
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1/4 cup Grape-Nuts cereal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. Position rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or coat with cooking spray.
  2. Stir together dates, carrots, yogurt, sugar, oil and vanilla in a medium bowl. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Stir together flour, Grape-Nuts, baking soda and salt in another medium bowl. Stir the dry ingredients into the date mixture with a wooden spoon, mixing just until blended. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto a prepared baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  4. Bake until the tops spring back when touched lightly, about 15 minutes Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

Nutrition

Per cookie: 71 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 15 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 71 mg sodium; 80 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate


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Low carbohydrate
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