Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine shortening, applesauce, egg, and vanilla with mixer. Add flour, oats, 3/4 cup Splenda, brown sugar, soda, salt, and cinnamon, and mix until soft dough forms. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Drop heaping teaspoons of dough onto baking sheet. Pour remaining 2 tablespoons of Splenda onto a small saucer. Dip a slightly moistened, flat-bottom drinking glass into the Splenda, then gently press each dough ball to flatten slightly. Bake for approximately 10 minutes until cookie bottoms are light brown. Cool and store in a tightly sealed container.
Calories: 166 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 24 mg, Sodium: 245 mg, Fiber: 2 g
Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 carbohydrate, 1 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 1 1/2.
Kathleen Stanley is a Diabetes Educator at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. She is coauthor of Quick & Easy Diabetic Recipes for One, published by the American Diabetes Association in 2007.