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Santa serving holiday Sugar Cookies

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Cheryl Wixson
The recipe for these nutritious (and delicious!) cookies is adapted from Eating Well magazine. Enjoy with a glass of milk!


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 tablespoons butter at room temperature 1 stick
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • cup whole-wheat flour
  • cup cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil 2 baking sheets.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, combine butter and sugar and beat until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla, beat until smooth.
  • Whisk together the flours and baking powder. Add to the creamed mixture, mixing on low speed until just combined. Divide the dough in half and press each piece into a disk. On a well-floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out cookies, rerolling the scraps of dough.
  • Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, until just golden on the edges. Let cool completely on a rack.
  • Makes about 60 – 2 inch cookies.


Nutritional analysis: 75 calories per cookie: 1 gram protein, 15 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fat, 60 mg. sodium, 1 gram fiber.