|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3g||3%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||7%|
|Total Carbohydrate 7g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|*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 of these low-fat holiday cookies without feeling too guilty. Top with 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 (room temperature)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Gather the ingredients.
Using a mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy.
Add the egg and vanilla, mixing well.
In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually stir the 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.
Heat the 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 re-roll 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 the edges are lightly browned. Wait 1 minute and then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Serve and enjoy!
- Store tightly covered for up to two weeks.