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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 48
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 78.3
  • Total Fat: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 62.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.9 g

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Sugar Cookies


Sugar Cookies

Introduction

Low-cal cookies have never tasted so good! Add color and flare with your favorite decorations. Low-cal cookies have never tasted so good! Add color and flare with your favorite decorations.
Number of Servings: 48

Ingredients

    1 cup heart-healthy margarine
    1-1/2 cups white sugar (or sugar substitute)
    1/2 cup egg beaters
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon lemon extract
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 pinch salt

Directions

1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and lemon extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually blend into the creamed mixture to form a soft dough. Cover or wrap dough, and refrigerate overnight.
2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). On a floured surface, roll the dough out 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

Makes 48 servings (1 serving = 1 cookie).






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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I ran the ingredients and came up with these #'s, with regular white sugar 61 calories per cookie, and 37 cal per cookie with sugar subsitute.

    If you don't like LEMON, try Banana flavoring, or Orange, etc, the choices are unlimited and can really add variety to your choices.
    - 6/13/09

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  • Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    my dough came out really sticky and i had to add quite a bit more flour to be able to roll the dough... not sure if it was a mistake i made? they taste ok. i like the lemon flavour. - 12/20/07

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, but I am wondering whether the calorie count is for the sugar version or the sugar substitute version. - 6/12/09

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  • 4 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Why must everyone put lemon flavoring on everything? Also, 52 calories seems kind of high for a small cookie (and who on here would eat just one?)? - 6/12/09

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    The average cookie is 60 calories. I wouldn't call these low-calorie cookies. Vanilla wafers are only about 10. - 6/12/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    "Heart-healthy" Margarine? There is no such thing. - 1/22/14

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I was wondering if the cals were for the sugar or sugar-free version, too. When you click on the Ingredients under the nutrition label, everything says 0. Weird. - 6/12/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    The lemon extract really kicked up the taste of these cookies, and Santa Claus loved them! - 12/29/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful flavor....I loved the addition of the lemon extract. I found it difficult to roll out and transfer to the baking sheet....I seemed to add alot of flour to make it easier to roll out. Be sure to remove from the tray shortly after taking them from the oven..they stick if cool! - 2/14/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My family love it. Thanks - 9/3/07

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  • delicious. Wonderful way to calm cravings. I used shaved chocolate, coconut, lemon, orange and lime rinds to make a really pretty plate of cookies. That way they appealed to all of our tastes. - 2/9/14

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  • Am I missing the icing part? When it links on the recipe page it refers to the recipe as iced sugar cookies. - 2/5/14

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  • Awesome!
    - 11/17/11

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  • My dough turned out very sticky. I tried to use it as drop cookies but it didn't work. I followed the recipe to the letter and used eggbeaters but it was a waste of a lot of ingredients in the end. Sorry! - 10/8/10

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  • I made them as stated (except I used lemon zest instead of extract), and the dough was WAY too soft the next day. I ended up DOUBLING the flour, and they were finally the right consistency. I also used whole wheat pastry flour, and they turned out incredible!I will definitely be making these again! - 9/29/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummmmmmmmmm - 8/19/10

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  • simply easy to make and a crowd pleaser - 12/19/09

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  • Instead of lemon flavoring, I added 1 teaspoon of lemon zest and I used sugar substitute. I thought they were a great substitute for the normal calorie laden christmas cookie! - 10/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love 'em. Thank you - 6/12/09

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  • Good
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Looks much healthier than I've been making. Thanks. - 3/15/07

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