By Tina Haupert
Updated January 30, 2017

Baking during the holiday season is one of my favorite activities this time of year. Sugar cookies in particular are one treat I look forward to all year long, but many are loaded with calories and fat. Some holiday sugar cookies have close to 200 calories each! Enjoying a couple of them won't affect my healthy habits, but enjoying one too many can really add up. Here's a lower calorie sugar cookie recipe that keeps the sweet treat's delicious taste while lowering calories and fat. Each cookie has only 65 calories!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until batter is blended evenly.
  3. Roll batter into 1-inch balls and place on a greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake cookies for approximately 15-18 minutes.
  5. Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool on wire rack.

Makes 18 cookies 
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