Low Calorie Frosted Sugar Cookies

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These Low Calorie Frosted Sugar Cookies are just 48 calories! They are also low sugar and low carb too all thanks to my all-natural ingredient swaps. Great for any holiday (see my Halloween and Valentines cookies below) you can use this recipe to make low calorie cut out cookies in any shape.

Low Calorie Frosted Sugar Cookies

Everything You’ll Need

  • 6 tablespoons all-natural butter spread (I used Simple Truth Buttery Spread)
  • 2 tablespoons all-natural zero calorie sugar (see recipe card below- any sugar will work here!)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (or gluten-free)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup all-natural zero calorie powdered sugar (or regular powdered sugar)
  • ¼ teaspoon all natural vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon water 
  • All-Natural Food Coloring (optional)

Low Calorie Frosted Sugar Cookies

Low Calorie Frosted Sugar Cookies

Meal Prep

Make Dough Ahead – You can make the dough and chill it 2-3 days ahead of time. Just form into 2 discs, cover in plastic wrap, put on a plate and place in the fridge.  
Bake the Cookies Ahead – You can bake the cookies ahead of time and make the icing too. Bake the cookies and place in a bag or container and leave in the fridge for 4-5 days. Mix the icing ingredients and divide between 4 smaller bowls (or more). Add the food coloring sparingly (adding too much will make the icing runny) and cover each bowl with plastic wrap or a lid.

Leftover Storage

Refrigerate Leftovers – Cover or add to a freezer bag and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Freeze Leftovers – Add decorated cookies to a large bag or individual bags. Close and store in the freezer for up to a month.

Low Calorie Frosted Sugar Cookies

Low Calorie Frosted Sugar Cookies Recipe

Low Calorie Frosted Sugar Cookies

Low Calorie Frosted Sugar Cookies

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These Low Calorie Frosted Sugar Cookies are just 48 calories, low sugar and low carb too all thanks to my all-natural ingredient swaps.
Make sure to chill the icing for at least 30 minutes (longer is better- I do it the day before) as this helps the cookies keep the shape you want when baking.
Special Tip: My ZERO CALORIE Royal Icing recipe is below to make this recipe easy for you. But in the original recipe for it I included several flavors like Strawberry, Lemon, and Peppermint Icing. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE ICING FLAVORS!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 48 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

Low Calorie Sugar Cookies:

  • 6 tablespoons all-natural butter spread I used Simple Truth Buttery Spread
  • 2 tablespoons all-natural zero calorie sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour or gluten-free
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

Zero Calorie Icing:

Instructions
 

Low Calorie Sugar Cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl or countertop mixer with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir until combined.
  • Add in the flour and baking powder, and mix until the ingredients come together in a dough. Divide the dough into 2 balls.
  • Add each ball to a large piece of plastic wrap, and squish down into a disk. Cover each with the plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper on the countertop and add one ball of dough to the center. Add an additional piece of parchment paper to the top and roll out the dough in-between the parchment paper sheets until it’s 1/4 inch thick.
  • Use cookie cutters to cut out 2-3 inch cookies, placing them on the prepared backing sheet as you work.
  • Roll out the second ball of dough and proceed cutting out cookies and moving to the baking sheet.
  • Bake the cookies for 7-9 minutes, until golden brown on the bottoms.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and cool completely before adding frosting and decorating.

Zero Calorie Icing:

  • To a medium bowl combine the powdered sugar, vanilla, and water.
  • Mix well until smooth and no lumps.
  • If using, add in the food coloring (you can also scoop 1/4 of the icing into 4 separate bowls and add different colors to each).
  • Mix well, and add more water 1/4 teaspoon at a time to thin as needed.
  • Frost the cookies and let set for 10 minutes until the frosting is hardened.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 48kcalCarbohydrates: 6.1gProtein: 0.9gFat: 2.2gSaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 42mgPotassium: 27mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.1gCalcium: 9mgIron: 0mg
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About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

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