• 8 oz. pitted dried dates
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup 2% plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet with vegetable spray.
  2. Make the filling: In a saucepan bring the dates, orange juice and cinnamon to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and cook 10 minutes or until soft. Mash with a fork until liquid is absorbed. Refrigerate.
  3. Make the dough: In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, margarine, oil, yogurt, water, vanilla and orange zest; process until dough forms. Add up to 1 tablespoon more water, if necessary. Divide dough in half; form each half into a ball, wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes or until chilled.
  4. Between 2 sheets of waxed paper sprinkled with flour, roll one of the dough balls into a rectangle, approximately 12 by 10 inches and 1/8 inch thick. Remove top sheet of waxed paper. Spread half of date mixture over rolled dough.
  5. Starting at short end and using the waxed paper as an aid, roll up tightly. Cut into 1/2-inch slices and place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.

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Recipe Yield: Makes: About 32 Cookies

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 102
Fat: 1 grams
Sodium: 20 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 17 grams

Diabetic Exchanges

1/2 Starch, 1/2 Fruit, 1/2 Fat

Book Title: The Best Diabetes Cookbook