A Skinny Sugar Cookie Recipe That Actually Tastes Good

22 Dec

It’s pretty easy to find low-fat recipes for just about anything these days, so you’d think it’d be no problem to track down one for sugar cookies. Wrong. I’ve been testing out low-fat recipes for sugar cookies for years now and I’ve never really found a good one. In fact, most of them taste like dog food. You might think I’d just make my own health(ish) sugar cookie recipe, but no, not a good idea. I can usually follow other people’s recipes, but if I’m tasked with substituting healthy ingredients on my own, I’m better off serving a bowl of Kibbles ‘n Bits.

In my continued quest to find a low-fat sugar cookie that actually tastes good, I decided to test out one I found on the Good Housekeeping website. Their “Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies” recipe seems pretty solid, looks good on paper, and has great nutrition stats. Plus would Good Housekeeping really put a bad recipe on their website? Well it’s time to find out!


Anddd the final result is… they’re DELICIOUS!! Obviously they don’t taste the same as traditional fatty sugar cookies, because well they’re not full of fat, but they have their own flavor of excellent. Yum! After years of searching, I’ve finally found a skinny sugar cookie recipe that actually tastes good!

Everyone knows that sugar cookies can’t be naked*, so after you bake them, it’s time to make some frosting.

*Actually, as it’s virtually impossible to make super healthy frosting, it’s a good idea to keep some of your sugar cookies in their natural state. They’re so good you won’t even mind!

Nothing says Christmas like a naked poodle sugar cookie.

Nothing says Christmas like a naked poodle sugar cookie.

Goat Cheese Frosting

I LOVE goat cheese. In fact, if it was possible to live on reduced fat peanut butter and goat cheese, I’d be the first sucker in line. So when I saw this recipe for goat cheese frosting on Domestic Diva M.D.‘s blog, I pinned it to my recipe board on Pinterest for the next time I needed a frosting recipe. If you even have to ask, her recipe is ahh-mazing! Plus she also puts funny little stories above her recipe posts, so make sure to check the top of the page out before scrolling down to the recipe itself.

Mmm skinny Christmas poodles & unicorns with goat cheese frosting.

Mmm skinny Christmas poodles & unicorns with goat cheese frosting.


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