70 Calorie Frosted Funfetti Sugar Cookies

December 29, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas may have come and gone, but a frosted sugar cookie is ALWAYS a tasty treat! Sugar cookie dough is one of my favorite sweets to eat for a "cheat" snack on occasions (I actually think I like the dough better than the baked cookies!) but the typical sugar cookie definitely lives up to its name when it comes to the amount of sugar in each serving. The average sized sugar cookie can contain around 11 grams of sugar! And let's be honest, who really stops at one sugar cookie? They are just too delicious!

 

These 70 Calorie Frosted Funfetti Sugar Cookies take a healthy spin on the traditional recipe - so you don't HAVE to stop at one! Not only are they low in sugar (0.5 gram per cookie), they are also gluten-free. Check out the recipe below!

 

 

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Ingredients:

For the cookies

1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour (I use Nature's Eats)

- 2 tablespoons Betterbody Foods Organic Coconut Flour

- 1 scoop Quest Nutrition Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder

- 1 teaspoon baking soda

- 1/2 cup zero calorie sweetener (I use stevia)

- 2 tablespoons unsweetened all-natural applesauce

- 2 tablespoons nonfat vanilla greek yogurt (I use Danon Light & Fit)

- 1 teaspoon butter extract

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 2 tablespoons egg whites

- Pinch of salt

 

For the frosting

- 1 scoop Quest Nutrition Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder

- 2 tablespoons zero calorie sweetener (I use stevia)

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 2 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk

 

Directions:

For the cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. 

 

In a large mixing bowl, combine zero calorie sweetener, unsweetened applesauce, nonfat vanilla greek yogurt, butter extract, vanilla extract, and egg whites using a hand mixer. Gradually mix in blanched almond flour, Betterbody Foods Organic Coconut Flour, Quest Nutrition Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt until dough is stiff. 

 

Lay a piece of parchment paper on a flat surface. Sprinkle a little bit of coconut flour across the parchment paper so dough does not stick. Flatten the dough onto the surface using the palm of your hand and sprinkle coconut flour across the top of the flattened dough. Lay another piece of parchment paper over the flattened dough and use a rolling pin to spread the dough to a thickness of about 1/4 of an inch. 

 

Cut the flattened dough into desired shapes (I used a drinking glass to cut mine into circles). Continue this process until all the dough has been cut. Place cut dough on the cookie sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray and sprinkle extra zero calorie sweetener over the tops. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until slightly browned and center is no longer doughy. 

 

Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack to cool completely. 

 

For the frosting

In a small mixing bowl, combine 1 scoop Quest Nutrition Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, zero calorie sweetener, vanilla extract, and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Stir with a spoon until a thick, icing-like paste forms.

 

Spread over the tops of the cooled cookies. Top with a few rainbow sprinkles for some extra color! *Sprinkles NOT included in nutrition facts for this recipe*

 

ENJOY!

 

 

 

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Serving Size: 1 cookie

Amount per recipe: 18 cookies

69 Calories

Fat: 4.8g

Carbohydrates: 2.8g

Fiber: 1.2g

Sugar: 0.5g

Protein: 4.9g

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