2015 Recipe Contest Submissions

Sugarfree spice cookies


2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 sp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 tblsp.plus 1 tsp. artificial sweetener or 1/4 cup splenda
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup applesauce, unsweetened
1 egg, well beaten
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup raisins


Sift together the flour, salt and spices. Cream butter and sweetener. Stir soda into applesauce and add egg. Combine with creamed mixture. Gradually add the sifted ingredients, blending together well. Stir in nuts and raisins. Drop by teaspoonful on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes until slightly browned. Do not overbake. You can omit the nuts and raisins according to your dietary needs. Are also yummy if you use dried cherries or cranberries. Keep in the refrigerator or freeze them.

LaVerne Krebel

My Mom discovered this recipe years ago when she became a diabetic. We still bake them because they are a family favorite and a reminder of Mom. If you like to dunk your cookies in hot coffee, these are quite a treat to dunk when they are still frozen.