Finally a somewhat healthy sugar cookie! Ok so not finally, I’ve actually had this recipe since 2007 but I only recently figured out the nutrition associated with it. After a crazy week at work I promised my co-workers that I would make some cookies…well at 9:30 last night after realizing I didn’t have everything I needed for chocolate chips, I found this recipe. It does use all your basic cooking ingredients like sugar, butter, oil and flour, but with only 124 calories for a cookie, you have to try it! I want to try and find better substitutes for the oil and possibly use cane sugar and wheat flour. Below is the recipe and some variations I made on a few batches! Enjoy!
Skinny Angel Shortbread Sugar Cookies
1 c. Sugar
1 c. Powdered Sugar
1 c. Oil
2 Sticks Butter
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Salt
4 c. + 2 Tbsp. Flour
Cream together sugars, butter, oil and eggs. Once combined, add remaining ingredients and mix until well blended. Chill dough for 1 hr. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Scoop onto baking sheet and press with a buttered glass covered in sugar. I used a number 40 scoop. I think its a tablespoon, maybe 2 tablespoons…I’m bad at estimating 🙂 Bake for 9-11 minutes, just until the edges are a light golden brown. Enjoy!
Now, K was a little worried these might not be good without chocolate. So on a dozen or so that came out I added chocolate frosting to the top…YUM! I also added chocolate chips to the last bit of dough and those turned out pretty good too!
I hope you give the cookies a try. Like I said, just plain they are 124 calories per cookie. So while not the healthiest, there are far worse options when it comes to cookies!
The Country Wife