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St Patrick's Day Sugar Cookies

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Low Fat St Patrick's Day Cookies

Low Fat St Patrick's Day Cookies

Fiona Haynes
Prepare a lower fat sweet treat this St. Patrick's Day by making a batch of shamrock-shaped sugar cookies. If you don't have a shamrock cookie cutter, make rounds but be sure to use green sprinkles or gel for decorating.

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.

If you're using sugar sprinkles, decorate the cookies before baking.

Bake for 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

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 4 out of 5
, Member 157jen

Iím planning the St. Patrickís Day party for my daughterís class. I canít wait to make these..they will be a hit with the kids! I found some cello candy bags from Box and Wrap that have shamrocks on the bagsÖ.so cute. Itís the extra special touches that make the party great. Thanks so much for the recipe.

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