One of the desserts that people look forward to every Christmas is a Christmas cookie! These cookies come in different flavors and there is such a relaxing and homey feeling when the scent of these cookies lingers around the home on Christmas day. It surely is the most wonderful time of the year. However, if you have a family member or a friend who’s coming over on Christmas day but he or she is diabetic, what can you do to make things work?
Diabetic Christmas cookies are the answer! Your whole family can enjoy it on Christmas day and if you plan to give some cookies to friends and neighbors whom you know have diabetes, these are the perfect Christmas cookies that you can make for them and it will be greatly appreciated.
Here are some diabetic Christmas cookie recipes:
Almost Shortbread Cookies
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ cup corn or canola oil
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a cookie sheet with non-stick pan spray.
- Combine all the ingredients and ¼ cup water in a large bowl to form soft dough.
- Refrigerate the dough for an hour.
- Roll or pat out ¼ inch on a floured board.
- Cut 2-inch rounds and place them 1 inch apart on the prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until the edges are a light golden brown.
Cinna-Ginger Spice Cookies
- 6 tbsp. vegetable shortening
- 6 tbsp. margarine
- 1 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup molasses
- 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- ¾ tsp. ground ginger
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. ground cloves
- Combine the shortening, margarine, Splenda Granulated Sweetener, egg and molasses in a large mixing bowl.
- Sift dry ingredients together and add to shortening mixture. Mix thoroughly.
- Chill dough in refrigerator for 2 hours or until it’s firm.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Form the dough into 30 balls.
- Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheet and pat down gently with fork making a crisscross pattern.
- Bake cookies in the center of the preheated 350 degrees F over for 10-12 minutes.
Two great diabetic Christmas cookie recipes to satisfy the bellies of your loved ones on Christmas day or during the Christmas season. These diabetic Christmas cookies won’t make them fat and will make them healthier as well.