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Heart Cookies

Heart cookiesIngredients

1¾ cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup low sodium, low saturated fat butter (softened)
1 cup equivalent granulated sugar substitute
2 tsp. grated orange peel
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 large egg
Sprinkles (optional)

Tools
Medium mixing bowl
Large mixing bowl
Electric mixer
Zester
Rolling pin
Plastic wrap
Baking sheet(s)
Wire cooling rack(s)
Silicone non-stick baking mat(s)
Heart-shaped cookie cutter

Preparation

Combine flour, baking soda and salt then set aside. Beat butter and ¾ cup sugar substitute on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add orange peel and vanilla. Mix well. Blend in egg and beat for 1 minute. Gradually add dry mixture and beat on low speed after each addition until well blended. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll dough to ¼-inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut into heart shapes and sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup sugar substitute. Place 2 inches apart on silicone non-stick baking mat. Apply sprinkles if desired.

Bake 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove and place on wire cooling racks until completely cooled. 

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