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This cookie is not only delicious, but fun for the whole family to make together.

This recipe is featured in the "Holiday Cookies with Heart" collection.

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup Smart Balance® Blended Butter Sticks, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup pecans, toasted and finely chopped

 

Icing:
1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons Smart Balance® Fat Free Milk and Omega-3s
food coloring (color of your choice!)

Recipe Steps

Put Smart Balance® Blended Butter Sticks and granulated sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.

 

Mix in vanilla.

 

Reduce speed to low, and gradually mix in flour, salt and pecans.

 

Wrap in plastic, and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

 

Preheat oven to 325°F.

 

Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls, and space 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.

 

Press thumb into center of each cookie.

 

Bake 10 minutes.

 

Remove from oven; press centers with the end of a wooden spoon.

 

Bake until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

 

Let cool completely on sheets.

 

Stir together confectioners’ sugar and Smart Balance® Low Fat Milk and Omega-3s.

 

Tint with food coloring.

 

Fill centers with icing.

 

Let set overnight.

 

Cookies can be stored in airtight containers up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

4 dozen cookies
Nutrition per serving (1 cookie)
Calories 85
Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fatty Acid 0g
Poly Fat 1g
Mono Fat 2g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 46mg
Carbohydrates 9g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g