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Honey Biscuits are a low-fat prize-winner

The following recipe for Honey Biscuits, created by Gary Pettigrew of Rockton, Ill., was the grand-prize winner in the "Honey, Lighten Up" recipe contest.

The recipe is made with reduced-fat cream cheese and reduced-fat chicken broth. Each serving contains 2.9 grams of fat and 108 calories. The contest was sponsored by the National Honey Board and McCall's magazine.


2 cups unbleached flour

1/2 cup honey

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

1 1/2 tablespoons margarine

2/3 cup reduced-fat chicken broth

1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley

Whisk together flour, honey, baking powder and baking soda.

Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut cream cheese and margarine until mixture resembles crumbs. Add broth and parsley. Stir until mixture forms soft dough. Place dough on well-floured surface and knead 10 to 12 times. Pat dough into an 8-inch square pan; cut into 2-inch squares. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes or until tops and bottoms are golden brown. Makes 16 servings.