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Healthier Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Healthier Easy Sugar Cookies

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"I love this recipe. I could eat at least ten in one sitting which is why I exchanged some butter with non-fat plain yogurt. They still taste great and I feel a lot better about eating so many."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Stir flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a small bowl.
  2. Beat butter, yogurt, and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add egg allowing it to blend into butter mixture. Beat in vanilla extract. Mix in flour mixture until just incorporated. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place 2-inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand on baking sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 19, 2012

Delicious! They turned out beautifully! They were fluffy and light and you couldn't tell they were "healthier" =D

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 28, 2014

The flavor and taste were pretty good; there's no reminder that they're "low-fat" as I eat them--however, the texture was like that of a small biscuit rather than a cookie. I'm thinking that this is due to the baking soda that was added in the recipe. Next time, I'll omit the baking soda and add a little more baking powder instead. Kind of a disappointment.

 
Aug 12, 2012

This is a very simple sugar cookie recipe. I used slightly less sugar as someone else suggested - maybe an 1/8 cup less. The texture is great and it is a soft cookie. I had no problems rolling the dough into a ball. I put sprinkles on the cookies too. My husband loved them and they will be in his lunch bag tomorrow.

 
Jul 10, 2012

They came out delicious. I did have a slight hiccup with the batter though; it came out really gooey, and thus hard to ball up. It may have been due to the lack of butter. I might suggest adding another tablespoon or two of butter, OR going with a greek yogurt that contains a little fat (I used 0%).

 
Jan 09, 2013

The recipe worked well. No problems with rolling or dryness. I made a couple of changes: added the 1/4 of yogurt, but mine was fat free, Greek style, vanilla flavored; also omitted 1/2 cup of sugar as another reviewer suggested; encrusted in rainbow sprinkles (made them sweet but not TOO sweet - please see pix); added 1tsp almond extract instead of vanilla. This helped with that blandness someone else mentioned. I liked them very much and would definitely recommend this recipe. Oh, and also added pink food coloring to make them a little more festive for my 4 year old. If anyone would like to add food coloring to their dough, please add to the wet mixture and then add the flour.

 
Jul 15, 2012

Turned out great. I will use 1 cup of sugar next time...a bit sweet for me personally, but a GREAT cookie. Still nice n soft and it's 4 days later!!

 
Nov 20, 2012

Great recipe. Very soft and tasty, and great with milk or coffee. I omitted the vanilla, used only 1 cup of sugar, substituted low-fat vanilla yogurt instead of the non-fat, and used whole-wheat flour. The batter was a tad dry, so I added 2 tablespoons more of yogurt.

 
Jul 05, 2012

One of the best cookie recipes I have ever tried. I liked these better than the original recipe! Brought these to a picnic and everyone loved them. Thanks for posting :)

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 70 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 2.1 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 47 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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