For a lot of people, sugar cookies are synonymous with the holidays.
We have literally never had a Christmas without them. There’s something so fun about rolling out the dough and cutting out your favorite shapes together with friends and family! It’s a great way to get everyone involved in the kitchen and celebrate the spirit of the holiday season.
While our alternative recipe for these tasty treats certainly shouldn’t be a staple in anyone’s diet (except Santa’s, obviously), they are a healthier option as compared to the traditionally sugar-loaded version.
We opted for gel icing to add a little Christmas flair, but with little to no sugar added, you could even use the real deal frosting in good conscience. Just remember they are still cookies, so don’t eat too many at once! 🙂
Skinny Sugar Cookies
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup baking stevia
- 2 tbs sugar (optional)*
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking powder
- a pinch of salt
*feel free to reduce the amount of stevia to 1/2 cup and increase sugar content to 1/2 cup for those who aren’t used to sugar free desserts 🙂
In a medium bowl, beat butter and vanilla until smooth. Add your egg and egg yolk, and beat until well combined. In another bowl mix all your dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, stevia, sugar and salt) and stir until thoroughly mixed. Slowly add your dry ingredients to your other bowl and mix until dough forms. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a two baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray. Lightly flour your surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick, and use cookie cutter to cut out your favorite shapes! Bake for 8-10 minutes.