Sunday, April 24, 2011

Care for a Cookie?

Instead of using break and bake sugar cookies, why not whip up these easy, healthier, delicious cookies?  Even though you have to chill your dough for an hour, they are totally worth the wait!

5 tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup Egg Beaters
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Using a mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually stir flour mixture into butter and sugar until dough forms. Don't worry if the dough seems a little crumbly at first; it will come together. Wrap dough in plastic and chill for an hour in the refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough into 1 inch balls.

Place cookies 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Transfer to wire rack after 1 minute to cool.

Makes about 30 cookies.