Weight Watchers Holiday Sugar Cookies Recipe. The classic Christmas cookie that's loved by all! You can use this recipe for any occasion by changing the decorations. They're great for Valentines Day, Easter, or as an everyday dessert.
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.
*NOTE: Be sure to keep the dough chilled. If it warms up, it will be very sticky, and hard to work with.MyWW Points: 3 Blue Plan and 3 Green Plan3 WW Freestyle Points and 3 Smart PointsYields 1 cookie per serving.We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.