Ingredients for filling:

¾ cup pitted prunes

⅓ cup raisins

½ cup water

⅓ cup coarsely chopped apple

¼ cup walnut pieces

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

 

Ingredients for cookie dough:

½ cup Splenda

¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups white whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 tablespoons coconut oil, at room temperature

Pinch of salt

 

Directions:

To make the filling, combine prunes, raisins, and water in a small saucepan. Simmer over low heat until the prunes are tender but still firm and liquid has been absorbed (about 10 minutes).

Combine the prune mixture, apples, walnuts, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a food processor and process until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.

To make the cookies, beat Splenda, applesauce and coconut oil with an electric mixer on medium speed in a medium bowl until smooth. Add eggs and beat until smooth. Add vanilla and beat until blended. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in another medium bowl. Using a wooden spoon, stir the dry ingredients into the sugar mixture until combined. Gather the dough together into a ball, wrap with plastic wrap and flatten slightly. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line two baking sheets with baking parchment paper or nonstick cooking spray.

Divide the dough into 2 and refrigerate one half. Roll the dough onto a lightly floured surface to about ⅛ inch thickness. Cut into circles using a 2 ½ inch cookie cutter.

Place one teaspoon of filling in the center of each circle and bring 3 sides together to cover the filling. Pinch the 3 corners together to seal.

Place the cookies 1 ½ inch apart on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden, 10-15 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Counts as a snack for Purim.

What to put in the mishloach manos?!

While the mitzvah technically requires two readily edible food items, many tend to choose junky options over healthy ones.

This year, give the gift of healthy foods!

Include a fruit, drink, and a guilty pleasure or two, without the guilt!

Here are some ideas:

Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants and dietary fiber. Apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.

Oranges contain vitamin C, fiber, and potassium, all of which are heart healthy.

Grapefruits contain a plethora of vitamins, minerals, and more that aid in general health, including reducing cholesterol and preventing kidney stones among other benefits.

Avocados are a perfect, healthy fat fruit, loaded with potassium, fiber, and magnesium.

Bananas - who doesn’t love this sweet and filling fruit that can have benefits for exercise, blood sugar control, and digestive health?

You can add any zero calorie drink or use any Nutrition by Tanya juices.

Throw in some hamentashen from the recipe provided in this guide as well.

And to top it off, add one or more of the following:

TAP Cake Pop

TAP Giant Cookie

TAP 2 Pack Cookies

TAP Muffin Tops

TAP Muffin

TAP Cheesecake

TAP Kugel Vegetable

TAP Kugel Potato

BBM Popcorn

Chuster Pretzels

Confetti Light Ice Cream

Grab 1 Bar

Tooki Bar

Golden Fluff Popcorn

Happy Purim

Alice 

 

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