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Yogurt Holiday Almond Cookies

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  • Prep Time 55 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 36
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Try a lighter holiday cookie in your exchange this year. These treats with an almond flavor are simply delightful!

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
cup Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup butter, softened
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
3/4
cup granulated sugar
1
container (5.3 oz) Yoplait® Greek 100 protein vanilla yogurt
1/2
cup fat-free egg product
1/2
teaspoon almond extract

Frosting

1
cup powdered sugar
1
to 2 tablespoons fat-free (skim) milk, as needed
1/8
teaspoon almond extract

Garnishes, if desired

1/4
cup sliced almonds
Holiday candy sprinkles
Crushed colored rock candy

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix flours, baking powder and salt. In large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Stir in yogurt, egg product and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  • 3 Drop dough using #40 scoop (about 1 tablespoonful) 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • 4 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown on edges. Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. In small bowl, mix frosting ingredients, stirring until desired spreading consistency. Spread frosting over cookies. Immediately top with garnishes.

Expert Tips

Don't like almond? Try adding lemon extract instead of the almond for a new twist.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
4%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
55mg
2%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Yoplait is a registered trademark of YOPLAIT MARQUES (France) used under license.

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