I love this recipe. I could eat at least ten in one sitting which is why I exchanged some butter with non-fat plain yogurt. They still taste great and I feel a lot better about eating so many.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Stir flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a small bowl.

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  • Beat butter, yogurt, and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add egg allowing it to blend into butter mixture. Beat in vanilla extract. Mix in flour mixture until just incorporated. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place 2-inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake in preheated oven until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand on baking sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

Editor's Note:

This recipe is a healthier version of Easy Sugar Cookies.

Nutrition Facts

70 calories; 2.1 g total fat; 9 mg cholesterol; 47 mg sodium. 11.8 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (37)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2013
The recipe worked well. No problems with rolling or dryness. I made a couple of changes: added the 1/4 of yogurt, but mine was fat free, Greek style, vanilla flavored; also omitted 1/2 cup of sugar as another reviewer suggested; encrusted in rainbow sprinkles (made them sweet but not TOO sweet - please see pix); added 1tsp almond extract instead of vanilla. This helped with that blandness someone else mentioned. I liked them very much and would definitely recommend this recipe. Oh, and also added pink food coloring to make them a little more festive for my 4 year old. If anyone would like to add food coloring to their dough, please add to the wet mixture and then add the flour. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2014
The flavor and taste were pretty good; there's no reminder that they're "low-fat" as I eat them--however the texture was like that of a small biscuit rather than a cookie. I'm thinking that this is due to the baking soda that was added in the recipe. Next time I'll omit the baking soda and add a little more baking powder instead. Kind of a disappointment. Read More
(10)
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2013
The recipe worked well. No problems with rolling or dryness. I made a couple of changes: added the 1/4 of yogurt, but mine was fat free, Greek style, vanilla flavored; also omitted 1/2 cup of sugar as another reviewer suggested; encrusted in rainbow sprinkles (made them sweet but not TOO sweet - please see pix); added 1tsp almond extract instead of vanilla. This helped with that blandness someone else mentioned. I liked them very much and would definitely recommend this recipe. Oh, and also added pink food coloring to make them a little more festive for my 4 year old. If anyone would like to add food coloring to their dough, please add to the wet mixture and then add the flour. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2013
The recipe worked well. No problems with rolling or dryness. I made a couple of changes: added the 1/4 of yogurt, but mine was fat free, Greek style, vanilla flavored; also omitted 1/2 cup of sugar as another reviewer suggested; encrusted in rainbow sprinkles (made them sweet but not TOO sweet - please see pix); added 1tsp almond extract instead of vanilla. This helped with that blandness someone else mentioned. I liked them very much and would definitely recommend this recipe. Oh, and also added pink food coloring to make them a little more festive for my 4 year old. If anyone would like to add food coloring to their dough, please add to the wet mixture and then add the flour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2012
Delicious! They turned out beautifully! They were fluffy and light and you couldn't tell they were "healthier" =D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2012
This is a very simple sugar cookie recipe. I used slightly less sugar as someone else suggested - maybe an 1/8 cup less. The texture is great and it is a soft cookie. I had no problems rolling the dough into a ball. I put sprinkles on the cookies too. My husband loved them and they will be in his lunch bag tomorrow. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2012
They came out delicious. I did have a slight hiccup with the batter though; it came out really gooey and thus hard to ball up. It may have been due to the lack of butter. I might suggest adding another tablespoon or two of butter OR going with a greek yogurt that contains a little fat (I used 0%). Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2014
The flavor and taste were pretty good; there's no reminder that they're "low-fat" as I eat them--however the texture was like that of a small biscuit rather than a cookie. I'm thinking that this is due to the baking soda that was added in the recipe. Next time I'll omit the baking soda and add a little more baking powder instead. Kind of a disappointment. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2012
Turned out great. I will use 1 cup of sugar next time...a bit sweet for me personally but a GREAT cookie. Still nice n soft and it's 4 days later!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2012
Great recipe. Very soft and tasty and great with milk or coffee. I omitted the vanilla used only 1 cup of sugar substituted low-fat vanilla yogurt instead of the non-fat and used whole-wheat flour. The batter was a tad dry so I added 2 tablespoons more of yogurt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2012
One of the best cookie recipes I have ever tried. I liked these better than the original recipe! Brought these to a picnic and everyone loved them. Thanks for posting:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2013
Used whole-wheat flour 1/2 c. packed brown sugar 1/2 c. white sugar. Instead of vanilla substituted 1 T. matcha (green tea) powder mixed in 1 t. water and beat into egg before adding to butter mixture. Dipped tops of cookies into black sesame seeds before baking. Would add green food coloring next time because cookies were brown but delicious! Read More
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