Low-Fat Holiday Sugar Cookies Recipe

low fat sugar cookies
Claire Cohen
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 30 cookies (30 servings)
Ratings (34)

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 afterward using confectioner's sugar, lemon juice, and some food coloring.

What You'll Need

  • 5 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon
  • vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

How to Make It

  1. 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.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 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 re-roll until all the dough is used.
  1. 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.

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

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 53
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 12 mg
Sodium 66 mg
Carbohydrates 7 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.)