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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Pecan Sandy Balls

This recipe is similar to one my Mom always made for us at Christmas.....hers were called Walnut Crescent Cookies and they would melt in your mouth. They have always been my favorite that she made.  These are *almost* as good as Mom's.....but we all know nothing can compare with Mom 'stuff'!  They're easy to make and easier to eat!

Makes 35 Cookie Balls
1 Cookie Ball = 2 PointsPlus™

1 cup light butter, softened
1/4 cup Splenda granulated
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 TBSP Splenda granulated
2 tsp cornstarch

Preheat oven to 350ยบ.

Beat butter & 1/4 cup Splenda granulated at medium speed with an electric mixer @2 minutes. Gradually add flour, beating on low until blended. Stir in vanilla and pecans.

Shape into 1-inch balls. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 20-22 minutes; remove from oven to wire rack.


While cookies are baking, put 2 TBSP Splenda granulated and 2 tsp cornstarch in a small bowl. Press together with the back of a spoon to make powdered sugar.
Roll cookies in powdered sugar. EAT!!!

Packaged and ready to become a gift!

Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court!! *** The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark. ***

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