Jam thumbprint gems

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking pwd.
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Ground cloves
¼ cup Mott's Natural Apple Sauce
2 tablespoons Vegetable shortening
½ cup Plus 1 Tb. powdered sugar; divided
1 \N Egg
½ teaspoon Vanilla
½ cup Strawberry or other fruit preserves

Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray cooky sheet with nonstick cooking spray. In small bowl, combine first 5 ingredients. In large bowl, whisk together apple sauce and shortening until shortening breaks up into pea-sized pieces. Add ½ cup powdered sugar; stir well. Add egg and vanilla; stir well. Add flour mixture to apple sauce mixture;stir till well blended.

(Mixture will be stiff) Using flour-coated hands, roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Place 1 inch apart on cooky sheet. Press thumb gently into center of each ball. Spoon ½ tsp. jam into each indentation. Bake 12-15 mins. or till lightly browned. Cool completely on wore rack;sprinkling with rest of the 1 Tb. pwd. sugar. 2 dozen cookies Each cookie equals: Calories 70 Sodium 60 mg. Total fat 1½ gm. Cholesterol 10 mg. % calories from fat--17>From Mott's Apple Sauce "A better Way to Bake-Delicious Low Fat Recipes

Posted to Digest eat-lf.v097.n193 by "William & Evelyn Hall" <wchall@...> on Jul 31, 1997

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