- 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
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet with vegetable spray.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
Fat: 1 grams
Sodium: 20 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 17 grams
1/2 Starch, 1/2 Fruit, 1/2 Fat
Source: The Best Diabetes Cookbook
Book Title: The Best Diabetes Cookbook