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Lighter Sugar Cookies

Lighter Sugar Cookies
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  • 3/4 cup
    unbleached white flour
  • 3/4 cup
    whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon
    baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1/4 cup
    granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup
    artificial sweetener for baking
  • 1/2 cup
    less-fat margarine with added plant sterols
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons
    fat-free half-and-half, plus extra to brush on cookies, if desired
  • 2 tablespoons
    egg substitute, or one egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    almond extract
    canola cooking spray
    powdered sugar for dusting work surface
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Combine the flours, baking powder, salt, sugar, and artificial sweetener in the bowl of an electric mixer; beat on low speed to blend. Add margarine and beat on low speed until the mixture resembles cornmeal (about 1 minute).
  3. Add half-and-half, egg substitute or yolk, and vanilla and almond extracts all at once, then beat on low just until dough forms. Wrap dough well in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator, if desired (it rolls out more easily if it has been in the refrigerator for a few hours).
  4. On a flat surface lightly coated with powdered sugar, roll the dough out to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Transfer the shapes to the prepared cookie sheet. Brush the tops of the cookies with half-and-half and sprinkle with sugar crystals, if desired.
  5. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until delicately browned. Remove from pan. Let cool on wire rack or paper towel.
Nutritional Information

Makes: About 2 dozen small cookies, or 12 larger cookies (like Christmas tree shapes)
  • Calories54
  • Protein1.2 g
  • Carbohydrates8.5 g
    • Dietary fiber0.5 g
  • Fat1.7 g
    • Saturated fat0.5 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Sodium74 mg
  • Calories from Fat29%
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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