Halloween low fat sugar cookies

October 26, 2011


5 tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 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. Wrap dough in plastic and chill for two hours in the refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to a
1/4-inch or 1/8-inch thickness. Use Halloween cookie cutters dipped in flour to make cutouts. Gather scraps and roll again until all the dough is used.

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

Makes 30 cookies, depending on size of cookie cutters used.

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