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Low GI cinnamon nut cookies - Low glycemic cookie recipe

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Sweet cookies that are low GI

These yummy cinnamon cookies are perfect if you are on a low GI diet and craving something sweet. These low GI cookies taste similar to Snickerdoodles but don't use sugar or white flour.

Sweet cookies that are low GI


  • 1 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup whole grain flour
  • 1/2 cup low fat soy flour
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup non-hydrogenated margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup Splenda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Finely chop walnuts in a food processor or chopper.
  3. Place both flours, oat bran, cinnamon and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add nuts and mix until well combined.
  5. Cream the softened margarine in a separate bowl.
  6. Add the Splenda and vanilla to the margarine and beat until fluffy.
  7. Add the egg to the margarine mixture and beat well.
  8. Slowly add the flour mixture to the margarine mixture and stir until thoroughly combined.
  9. Roll the cookie dough into 1-inch balls and roll into cinnamon, if desired.
  10. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  11. Place balls about 2 inches apart on sheet.
  12. Press down each ball using a fork.
  13. Bake cookies 15-17 minutes until lightly brown.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

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