|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||3%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||6%|
|Total Carbohydrate 10g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 5g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
With almost half the butter of most sugar cookies, you can treat yourself to one (or two) of these low-fat holiday cookies without feeling too guilty—each cookie has just three grams of fat. They come together much the same way as typical sugar cookies, with a dough that needs to chill for a bit before rolling it out.
Top with festive holiday sprinkles before baking or add a glaze afterward using confectioners' sugar, lemon juice, and some food coloring.
5 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Gather the ingredients.
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 dough seems a little crumbly at first; it will come together.
Wrap dough in plastic and chill for two hours in the refrigerator.
Heat oven to 350 F. 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 reroll until all the dough is used.
Place cookies 1 inch apart on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Wait 1 minute and then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Feel free to customize the recipe a bit to your liking. For example, you can use a little more vanilla extract than what we've called for if you'd like to accentuate that flavor, or combine it with almond extract, or use almond extract all by itself.
- Cut the ball of dough in half and keep one half in the refrigerator while you roll, cut out, and decorate the other half.
How to Store and Freeze Low-Fat Christmas Sugar Cookies
- Store in a tightly covered container for a week to 10 days. You can also freeze butter cookies, albeit very carefully. Lay them out on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper. Once they are frozen, transfer them to a zip-close bag that you then put in a tightly covered container. They should be safe from freezer odors and protected from accidental breakage for up to three months.