Diabetic Apple Raisin Cookies

Diabetic Apple Raisin Cookies

1 cup raisins
1/3 cup dates
1/2 cup chopped apples
3/4 cup chopped nuts
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2 well beaten eggs or egg substitute
2 1/2 tsp. liquid sweetener
1 cup flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder

Soak raisins and dates for 1 hour or longer. Boil raisins, dates and apples for 3 minutes, add shortening to melt, cool and add remaining ingredients with nuts last. Refrigerate until well chilled.

Drop by teaspoons onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350ºF. for 10 to 12 minutes.