Yogurt Holiday Almond Cookies

Yogurt Holiday Almond Cookies

Try a lighter holiday cookie in your exchange this year. These treats with an almond flavor are simply delightful!

Prep Time

55

Minutes

Total Time

1:40

Hr:Mins

Makes

3

dozen

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 Fat Free 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
  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.
Makes 3 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Don't like almond? Try adding lemon extract instead of the almond for a new twist.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 100
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 2 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 80mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 12g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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 Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.