Lemon Yogurt Cookies

  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 48 servings
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A light lemon cookie recipe made with lemon yogurt. Using yogurt keeps the cookies moist while reducing the amount of fat and calories. These cookies have less than 70 calories each and only 2 grams of fat, making them a relatively low-calorie treat, as long as you don't eat more than a couple!

If you like lemon cookies but aren't sure about this one, scroll down for more lemon cookie recipes to try. This lemon yogurt cookie recipe is courtesy of the Wheat Foods Council.

What You'll Need

  • 3 cups cake flour OR 2 1/2 cups plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup low-fat lemon yogurt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice

How to Make It

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine sugar, yogurt, eggs, oil, lemon peel and lemon juice; stir until well blended. Add dry ingredients; stir until dry ingredients are moistened.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart on baking sheet coated with non-stick spray. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until edges are slightly brown.

Cool 1 minute; remove from baking sheet to wire rack and cool completely.

Makes 48 3-inch cookies.

Nutritional Information: Each cookie provides approximately: 68 calories, 1 g protein, 12 g carbohydrates, 2 g fat (0 g saturated), 0 g fiber, 9 mg cholesterol, 7 mcg folate, 1 mg iron, 78 mg sodium. Source: Wheat Foods Council

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 55
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Sodium 110 mg
Carbohydrates 8 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 1 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)