Have you seen the commercial, “Don’t mess with my discount?” Well, that is the line running in my head today. Are you thinking, “why mess with the sugar cookies?” I get it, but if I can share lower calorie sugar cookies where you will not miss that 2nd stick of butter, would you be curious? I realize sugar cookies may not be the first cookie that pops into your head as we roll into spring. But one could argue this time of year is a great time to test a new recipe for lower calorie sugar cookies.
The lower calorie count is the result of less butter and sugar than other sugar cookie recipes. And, not to worry, the dough is still smooth and easy to roll.
It’s like the decade of low-fat cookies where we thought we could eat twice as many cookies because they were labeled low fat. But, then we found out the sugar was still hiding out in the cookies.
Except with this recipe, we now know we don’t necessarily need an additional stick butter to keep the yummy taste and smooth texture. And, this recipe does not increase the sugar.
The dough gives me consistent results with my cutouts. I like my dough a little thicker so the cookie can hold a generous layer of frosting. What about you?
Baking temperatures vary, but I like my sugar cookies on the soft side. I set time or nine minutes and get an evenly baked sheet of sugar cookies.
LOWER CALORIE SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE
Lower Calorie Sugar Cookie Recipe
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- dash salt
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp. milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Whisk flour, baking powder and salt.In large bowl beat butter, sugar until smoothAdd egg, milk and vanillaAdd flour mixtureGather dough and divide in half. Flatten into 2 disks and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.Heat oven to 350. Roll out cookie dough.Place cut out cookie shapes on an ungreased baking sheet.Bake at 350 for approximately 9 -10 minutes depending on oven.