Peppermint Cloud Cookies
IntroductionThese cookies are close to a sugar cookie, but not quite as dense or sweet. These cookies are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside with just a hint of peppermint. Perfect! These cookies are close to a sugar cookie, but not quite as dense or sweet. These cookies are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside with just a hint of peppermint. Perfect!
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup light butter, room temp
1/4 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
10 hard peppermint candies, crushed
Be sure to line your baking sheet with wax-paper before baking. If your don't the peppermint candies will make it nearly impossible to remove your cookies in one piece.
These cookies do not spread out much at all so don't get discouraged when they do not change size. They are also meant to be white when you take them out. Do not allow them to brown like you would with most cookies.
I make these mainly for holidays and parties. Because of there cloud white color and the striped red color of the mints, by adding blue sprinkles to the dough and on top before baking, they are the perfect cookie for the 4th of July!
In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
In large mixing bowl cream softened butter, greek yogurt and sugar until smooth. Add 3 tbsp egg white substitute and mix until incorporated. Add vanilla extract and mix a few more seconds. Lastly, add the dry ingedrients slowly mixing until just combined.
Separate dough into walnut sized balls onto wax-paper lined baking sheet and bake in a 375F oven for 8-10 minutes, or until puffed. DO NOT BAKE UNTIL BROWNED. Cookies should still be white when you take them out of the oven.
Leave cookies on baking sheet for two minutes and then remove.
Serving Size: Makes 55 1 inch pieces
Number of Servings: 55
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SWEETIECS.