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Low-Fat Almond Loves

Yield: 32 Cookies

1 3/4 c  Almonds
2    Egg whites
1/3 c  Honey
1 T  Vegetable oil
1/4 t  Ground nutmeg
1/4 t  Ground cardamom
1/4 c  Fruit preserves, preferably
Sweetened with juice or Honey

  In a food processor fitted with metal blade or in a blender, grind  together everything except the preserves until a smooth paste forms. Drop teaspoonsful of the paste onto a greased or nonstick cookie sheet, or one lined with parchment paper.  With a wet spoon, make a depression in the centers of the cookies. Place a small dollop (about 1/2 teaspoon) of fruit preserves in each depression.  Bake in a preheated 350F oven until lightly golden, between 10-15 minutes. Per cookie: 64 calories, 4g fat, 6g carbohydrates, 5mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol.