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.