Diabetic Cooking

Thumbprint cookies

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Baking time: 10 minutes per pan.


  • 1 package (8 ounces) Sweet ’N Low low-fat white cake mix
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Cooking spray
  • 5 teaspoons blueberry 100% fruit spread (or use a variety of 100% fruit spreads for a more colorful tray of cookies)


Preheat oven to 350°F. Place cake mix in a medium mixing bowl. Add orange juice and almond extract. Using an electric mixer, whip on low setting. As a dough begins to form, increase mixer to medium setting and beat for 2 minutes, or until a smooth dough is formed. Coat a baking sheet and your hands with cooking spray. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on baking sheet. Press center of each cookie with your thumb. Fill thumbprint with 1/4 teaspoon blueberry spread. Bake for 10 minutes (cookies will turn light golden). Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire rack.

Yield: 20 cookies.

Serving size: 1 cookie.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 53 calories, Carbohydrates: 10 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 9 mg, Fiber: <1 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 fruit. Carbohydrate choices: 1.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.