Lemon Frosted Christmas Cookie (Low Calorie)

Lemon Frosted Christmas Cookie (Low Calorie)

Meal type Dessert
Occasion Christmas

Ingredients

    Cookies

    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup Splenda
    • 1/2 cup Omega 3 spread
    • 1 Large egg
    • 2 Large egg whites
    • 1 tablespoon fat free milk
    • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 cups whole wheat flour
    • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt

    Frosting

    • 2 cups powder sugar
    • 1 tablespoon fat free milk
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Frosting (Optional)

    • food coloring
    • assorted sugar sprinkles

    About This Recipe

    It wouldn't really be Christmas without frosted Christmas cookies. Lemon makes a delicious new flavor twist on this traditional favorite. Another great recipe I modified from Cooking Light.

    Nutrition Facts per serving (1 cookie): 160 cals., 3 gm protein, 30 gm carbohydrates, 4.5 gm fat.

    Directions

    Cookies
    Step 1
    To prepare cookies, beat granulated sugar and omega 3 spread in a large bowl at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 4 minutes).
    Step 2
    Add egg and next 4 ingredients (egg through 1 teaspoon vanilla), beating well.
    Step 3
    Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.
    Step 4
    Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (flour through salt). Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, stirring well.
    Step 5
    Spoon dough onto plastic wrap; flatten to a 1 1/2-inch thickness. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; chill 4 hours or overnight.
    Step 6
    Preheat oven to 400°
    Step 7
    Roll dough to a 15 x 12-inch rectangle on a heavily floured surface.
    Step 8
    Cut dough into 20 (3-inch) squares using a sharp knife.
    Step 9
    Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
    Step 10
    Bake at 400° for 8 minutes or until golden. Immediately remove cookies from pans using a wide spatula, and cool on wire rack.
    Frosting
    Step 11
    Combine powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla.
    Step 12
    Stir in food coloring, if desired.
    Step 13
    Spread about 2 teaspoons of the icing over each cookie, or place icing in a small zip-top plastic bag. Snip a tiny hole in one corner, and drizzle icing over cookies. Sprinkle with assorted sugar sprinkles, if desired.