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Low Fat Holiday Sugar Cookies

User Rating 4 Star Rating (6 Reviews)


Low Fat Holiday Cookies

Low Fat Holiday Cookies

Fiona Haynes
With almost half the butter of most sugar cookies, you can treat yourself to one of these low fat Christmas cookies without feeling too guilty. Top with sprinkles before baking or add a glaze afterwards using confectioner's sugar, lemon juice and some food coloring.

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 5 tbsp butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Using a mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually stir flour mixture into butter and sugar until dough forms. Don't worry if the dough seems a little crumbly at first; it will come together. Wrap dough in plastic and chill for two hours in the refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to a 1/4-inch or 1/8-inch thickness. Use holiday cookie cutters dipped in flour to make cutouts. Gather scraps and re-roll until all the dough is used.

Place cookies 1 inch apart on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Transfer to wire rack after 1 minute to cool.

Makes 30 cookies, depending on size of cookie cutters used.

Per serving: Calories 65, Calories from Fat 20, Total Fat 2.2g (sat 1.3g), Cholesterol 12mg, Sodium 38mg, Carbohydrate 10.3g, Fiber 0.2g, Protein 1g

User Reviews

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 1 out of 5
Cookie disaster, Member aela2222

The reviews were very misleading. I wouldn't even give this two stars. The recipe has too much flour or something. The cookies are very dry. Also, unless you REALLY like vanilla, there is a disproportionate amount of vanilla in the recipe. I was run over by the vanilla when I tried the cookies. It is a pain to get rolled out and cookie cuttered up. The cookies fall apart, even after being rolled. It was just a cookie disaster. I'm all for low fat recipes, but this was not a good one.

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