Holiday Honey Cutouts
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas
Holiday Honey Cutouts are a very traditional cookie that goes a bit more natural with the use of honey instead of all the sugar. Reduced fat margarine and egg substitute cut fat.
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup egg substitute
2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup powdered sugar
3 teaspoons water & Food coloring
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray. Combine powdered sugar, butter, honey, almond extract and egg substitute in a large bowl and cream together. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix well.
Place dough on a floured surface and roll to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into holiday shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart on baking sheet. Re-roll scraps of dough and repeat until all dough has been used. Bake 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove cookies from baking sheet and cool on a wire rack.
Combine frosting ingredients and mix well. Add small amounts of water to thin for drizzling or powdered sugar to thicken for an icing bag. Decorate cookies when cooled.
*Recipe yield and nutritional information may vary depending on size and shape of cookie cutters used. The nutritional analysis below was calculated based on a 48 cookie yield and 3 cookies per serving.
Recipe makes approx. 4 dozen
Serving Size: 3 cookies
Calories: 179; Total Fat: 2 grams; Saturated Fat: trace; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 198 mg; Carbohydrates: 38 grams; Protein: 3 grams; Fiber: 1 gram
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