This healthy sugar cookie recipe makes delicate, thin cookies by using the bottom of a glass to press the dough into cute wafers. To give the cookies a festive look, top them with naturally dyed red and green decorating sugar and flakes of unsweetened coconut before baking.
Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate colored sugar airtight for up to 1 year. Cover and refrigerate the cookie dough for up to 1 day. Store baked cookies airtight in a single layer for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
Tips: White whole-wheat flour is made from a special variety of white wheat that is lighter in color and flavor but has the same nutritional properties as regular whole-wheat flour. It is available at large supermarkets and natural-foods stores and online at bobsredmill.com or kingarthurflour.com. Store it in the freezer.
Find green, red and a rainbow of naturally dyed decorating sugars at chocolatecraftkits.com.
84 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 13.7g; dietary fiber 0.4g; sugars 8.3g; fat 2.9g; saturated fat 1g; cholesterol 6.4mg; vitamin a iu 35.4IU; vitamin c 0.3mg; folate 15.8mcg; calcium 10.9mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 1.9mg; potassium 14.3mg; sodium 29.4mg; added sugar 8g.