Weight Watchers Holiday Sugar Cookies Recipe
Weight Watchers Holiday Sugar Cookies Recipe. The classic Christmas cookie that’s loved by all! They are one of my favorite Christmas cookies to make. There are a lot of different variations you can make, but I always go back to the classic recipe.
They key to rolled sugar cookies, is to be sure to keep the dough chilled. Take out a portion of the dough (I work on 1/3 of the dough at a time), and keep the rest in the refrigerator until your are ready to use it. If the dough warms up, it gets sticky, and is impossible to work with.
They’re fairly easy to make and always taste delicious. Plus, they’re the perfect cookies to get creative with decoration-wise! The best thing about sugar cookies is that they can be dressed up or down. You can frost them with sprinkles and icing for a special occasion, or leave them plain to enjoy anytime.
You can use this recipe for any occasion by changing the decorations. They’re great for Valentines Day, Easter, or as an everyday dessert.
They’re made with flour, nutmeg, Neufchatel cheese, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, egg, milk, and colored sugar. Whip them up in your KitchenAid, for easy prep.
It’s time to start baking!
Weight Watchers Points
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3 WW Freestyle Points and 3 Smart Points.
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Ingredients you will need
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ cup salted butter
- ¼ cup Neufchâtel cheese
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup fat-free milk
- 1 tsp all-purpose flour for surface
- ⅓ cup colored sugar for decorating
Equipment you will need
- Medium Bowl
- Electric Stand Mixer or
- Electric Hand Mixer and
- Large Bowl
- Plastic Wrap
- Rolling Pin
- Cookie Cutter
- Cookie Sheet
- Cooling Rack
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Weight Watchers Holiday Sugar Cookies
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and nutmeg. Stir to mix well. Set aside for later.
- In a large sized mixing bowl, or a stand mixer, add Neufchâtel cheese and butter.
- Using an electric hand mixer, or stand mixer, cream together.
- Add in sugar, and beat until smooth.
- Add in egg and vanilla extract, and beat until smooth.
- Add in approximately ⅓ of the milk, and ½ of the flour mixture, and on LOW speed, mix until just combined.
- Add another ⅓ of the milk, and ⅓ of the flour mixture and on LOW mix until just combined. Repeat for the last ⅓.
- Form the dough in a ball and using plastic wrap, cover loosely.
- Press down to flatten dough into a large patty shape.
- Place dough in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes up to 24 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350º F.
- On a flat surface, place one teaspoon of flour and spread to coat surface.
- Remove approximately ⅓ of the dough, (leaving the rest in the refrigerator) and place on prepared surface.
- With a rolling pin, roll out dough until it's approximately ⅛ inch thick.
- Using a 3 inch round cookie cutter, cut our cookies, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet approximately 2 inches apart.
- Place the leftover pieces of dough back in the refrigerator with the rest of the dough, and remove another ⅓ of the dough and place on the flat surface.
- Repeat with this section of dough, and then the last section of dough. You should have about 45 cookies.
- Sprinkle colored sugar on top of the cookies.
- In preheat oven, bake approximately 10 – 12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies begin to look just golden.
- Place cookies on a cooling rack to cool fully.
- Store in an air tight container.
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