Almond Center Cookies
|Diet margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Granulated sugar replacement||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Almond extract||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|All purpose flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1⁄8 Teaspoon|
|Whole blanched almonds||9|
1. Preheat oven to 375Â° F.
2. Using electric mixer at high speed, beat together diet margarine and sugar replacement in medium bowl until creamy; beat in almond extract. With mixer at low speed, stir in sifted flour, baking powder and salt; blend thoroughly.
3. Roll dough into 3/4-inch balls; place 1 1/2 inches apart on cookie sheet with nonstick finish. Flatten each ball with bottom of floured glass.
4. Split each almond in half; press into center of each cookie. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool.