Low-Fat Holiday Sugar Cookies With Icing That Hardens

READY IN: 50mins




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Beat margarine and sugar until well mixed, adding egg white and vanilla as you go.
  • Whisk baking powder, flour, tartar, and salt in another bowl. Mix bit-by-bit into egg mixture, not adding any more if the dough is too thick.
  • Knead dough 3-5 times on heavily floured surface until smooth and at your desired consistency.
  • Roll dough out on the heavily floured surface with a floured rolling pin, and cut shapes out. Place them on a cookie sheet, covered in parchment paper. (Don't sub the parchment paper for oil, butter, or cooking spray. Bottoms will crisp).
  • Bake in oven for 7-10 minutes until tops of cookies have firmed, checking every few minutes to make sure they don’t brown (these are best light and soft).
  • Take out of oven and place on cooling rack.
  • While cooling, mix powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and vanilla until shiny.
  • Add food colouring to icing if you wish, and ice the cookies once they have cooled. ENJOY!