Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Blueberry Cookies

Here's a healthy treat for kids and adults a like.  This is one of my personal favorites.  Yummy! 

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

75 g (2 3/4 oz) low fat polyunsaturated margarine
5 tablespoons artificial sweetener
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
a pinch of salt
175 g (6 oz) self raising flour, sifted
grated zest of a lemon
150 g (5 1/2 oz) fresh blueberries

1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/180ºC/fan oven 160ºC and line two baking sheets with baking parchment.
2. Cream together the margarine and sweetener until light and fluffy and then add the egg and vanilla extract and beat again. Add the salt, flour and lemon zest. Stir together until you have a smooth dough.
3. Place tablespoons of the dough on to the baking sheets, spaced well apart and shape each one into a round. Press the blueberries into the top of the cookies and bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden. Cool on a wire rack.
*Makes: 12 cookies

Cook’s tip:
Use vanilla essence (or extract), rather than vanilla flavouring, which may smell like vanilla, but is nothing like the real thing.

Per Serving: 83 Calories 

SOURCE:  Blueberry Cookies