Weight Watchers Sugar Cookies

This Weight Watchers Sugar Cookies recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: How to Survive Valentine’s Day on a Diet.

Yes, you can eat lightened up cookies on Valentine’s Day when you’re watching your calories.  A little sweet treat will satisfy you when you’re craving something really bad!

Weight Watchers Sugar Cookies

Yield: 28 cookies (14 servings)

Prep Time: 35 minutes + chill time

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Weight Watchers Sugar Cookies

When you're watching your calories, it's nice to be able to enjoy a treat or two guilt-free. These cookies are a delicious option.

Ingredients:

COOKIES:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg white
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream

ICING:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • food coloring, optional
  • colored sugar, optional

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in a medium bowl. In a larger bowl, use an electric mixer to blend together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg white and vanilla, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the flour mixture and the sour cream alternately, beginning and ending with the flour mixture and beating just until blended. Shape the dough into a disk and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper (or spray with nonstick spray).
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to a thickness of 1/4-inch. Using a 2-inch cookie cutter (I used a heart, but you can use any shape), cut out the cookies re-rolling the scraps to make a total of 28 cookies. Place cookies 1-inch apart on baking sheets.
  4. Bake until the cookies are very lightly browned at the edges, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer cookies to a rack and cool completely.
  5. Prepare the icing: In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, water and vanilla. Add coloring, if using. Use a spoon to drizzle icing over the cookies. Add decorative sugar, if desired.
  • Nutritional Information per serving (Serving size: 2 cookies) Calories: 122, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2.2g, Fiber: .4g, Protein: 2g, Cholesterol: 10.4mg, Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS:  SmartPoints: 6, Points Plus: 3, Old Points: 3
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Weight Watchers Magazine)

4 Responses to “Weight Watchers Sugar Cookies”

  1. postedOct 17, 2011 8:31 AM
    Kayla.d

    These look delicious!
    Do you think it would be possible to substitute the sour cream for vanilla yogurt?

    • October 17th, 2011 @ 9:49 AM

      I’m not quite sure about that… it always works in cakes, but not sure about cookies!

  2. postedFeb 7, 2012 9:37 PM

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! I am on Weight Watchers and do not want to sabotage my diet, but definitely will try this recipe! :) I just received my new Stampin’ Up! Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps and I am eager to use them with your recipe! :)

  3. postedJan 12, 2014 9:35 AM
    Ann L.

    I just made these cookies with my girls. Unfortunately they came out hard and dry. Has anyone tried substituting applesauce for the sour cream to increase the moisture in the cookies?

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