Nutrition Facts:
CALORIES 53(31% from fat);
FAT 1.8g (sat 0.9g,mono 0.7g,poly 0.1g);
PROTEIN 0.6g;
CHOLESTEROL 5mg;
CALCIUM 1mg;
SODIUM 33mg;
FIBER 0.1g;
IRON 0.2mg;
CARBOHYDRATE 8.4g

Sugared Vanilla Cookies

Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2  cups all-purpose flour (about 11 1/4 ounces)
  • 1/2  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 1  cup granulated sugar
  • 10  tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2  teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2  large egg whites
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2  cup red and green sugar sprinkles

Directions:
  1. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring well with a whisk.
  2. Place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium-high speed until light and fluffy (about 1 minute). Add vanilla and egg whites, beating until well blended. Beating at low speed, gradually add flour mixture, beating just until a soft dough forms.
  3.  Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Place each portion on plastic wrap; shape each portion into an 8-inch log.
  4. Wrap logs in plastic wrap; freeze at least 2 hours or until very firm. Use any color of sugar sprinkles--or combination of colors--you like. After freezing the dough, let it thaw for a few minutes before rolling in sugar. Then slice and bake as directed.
  5. Preheat oven to 375°.
  6. Working with one dough log at a time, lightly coat each log with cooking spray. Roll each dough log in sugar sprinkles, pressing gently to adhere. Cut each dough log into 32 (1/4-inch-thick) slices; place 1 inch apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until set. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
Yield: 64 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)