Can cookies this elegant be low-calorie too? Yes they can. Such magic is the result of applesauce displacing some of the fat.
- Makes: 24 servings
- Prep: 25 mins
- Bake: 25 mins 350°F
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon ground cardamom or 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
egg, slightly beaten
cup packed brown sugar
cup apricot nectar or orange juice
cup unsweetened applesauce
tablespoons cooking oil
cup finely snipped dried apricots
cup sifted powdered sugar
teaspoons apricot nectar or orange juice
- In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, soda, and cardamom; set aside. In another bowl stir together egg, brown sugar, the 1/2 cup apricot nectar or orange juice, applesauce, and oil until combined. Add to flour mixture; stir until combined. Stir in apricots.
- Spread batter into an ungreased 11x7x1-1/2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
- In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar and enough of the 2 to 3 teaspoons apricot nectar or orange juice to make icing that is easy to drizzle. Drizzle icing over cooled cookies. Cut into bars. Makes 24 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Apricot-Cardamom Bars)
- Per serving:
- 63 kcal cal.,
- 1 g fat
- (0 g sat. fat,
- 9 mg chol.,
- 25 mg sodium,
- 12 g carb.,
- 0 g fiber,
- 1 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet