Happy Hump Day Recipes

Low fat Sugar cookies


Ingredients
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
1/4 cup cream cheese
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup sugar set aside
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 large egg



Preparation
1. Set racks in middle of oven and
   preheat to 375 degrees
2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment
   paper
3. In medium bowl whisk together:
   Flour
   Baking powder
   Baking soda
   Salt
4. In the bowl (with an electric mixer).
   cream: butter
   Cream cheese
   Sugar
Until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes
5. Beat in vanilla and almond extract
6. Scrape down sides of bowl
7. Beat in egg
8. Mix on low speed until dough comes
together into a cohesive mass (it will
be sticky)
9. Place the remaining sugar in a
shallow bowl
10. Moisten hands
11. Pinch of tablespoons of dough and
shape into rough balls. (Try not to
over roll dough into smooth balls,
keeping the surface a little rough
gives the cookie a cracked
appearance
12. Coat shaped dough in sugar, and
place 2 inches apart on baking
sheets.
13. Use flat b. ottom glass and flatten
cookie to 1/4 inch thickness
14. Bake for 10 minutes
15. Cookies will turn golden on bottom
but will stay pale on top
16. Cool on the pan for a few minutes,
then transfer cookie to a wire rack
and let cool completely
(Cover bowl with damp towel to keep dough moist between batches)

*makes 4 dozen cookies

Calories 80
Calories from fat 40
Total Fat 4.5g
Saturated Fat 2.5
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 50mg
Potassium 20mg
Total Carbohydrate 9
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 3g
Protein less then 1g

I absolutely love deserts but deserts don’t love me back the way I would like them to. I have a lot of disciple and most times I just need 1 or 2 cookies to satisfy my cravings. So I figured these sugar cookies would calm my sweet tooth. They were amazing, I couldn’t tell that they were low fat at all. They staid chewy and didn’t last long with friends over. I plan in making these cookies for the holiday season. Who doesn’t like sugar cookies????

I hope you enjoy the recipe

References:
Once upon a chef, by Jenn
http://www.yummly.com/page/once-upon-a-chef

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