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Sugarless Apple Cookies                        Bev Helling

3/4 cup chopped dates                        1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 cup finely chopped peeled apple                        1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 cup raisins                        1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup water                        2 eggs

1 cup plus 1 Tbsp. all purpose flour                        1 tsp. liquid sweetener


In a large saucepan, combine dates, apples, raisins and water.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes.  Remove from the heat; cool.  Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.  Stir into apple mixture and mix well.  Combine eggs and sweetener; add to batter.  Drop by tablespoons onto a nonstick baking sheet.   Bake at 350 for 10 - 12 minutes.  Yield: 2 dozen Diabetic Exchanges.  One serving equals 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 54 calories.