Maraschino Cherry Gumdrop Cookies

1/2 c. margarine 1/4 c. brown sugar 1 egg yolk 1 c. flour

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1/4 tsp. salt

24 sm. gum drops or 12 maraschino cherries, halved

Cream together margarine adding sugar slowly. Mix in egg yolk and vanilla extract. After sifting dry ingredients together slowly add creamed mixture. Roll into small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. After removing from oven, gently press maraschino cherry half or 1 gumdrop in the center of each cookie. Return to oven and continue baking for an additional 810 minutes. 2 cookies = 1 fruit exchange and 2 fat exchanges. Yields

2 dozen cookies.


8 tsp. powdered skim milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. almond extract 1 tsp. liquid artificial sweetener Cinnamon to taste

Beat egg whites until stiff. Add skim milk powder. Mix well. Add extracts and sugar substitute. Drop cookies by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake at 275 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and dust with cinnamon. Yields 2 to 2 1/2 dozen. One cookie equals 32 calories.

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