Healthy Holiday Sugar Cookies


Posted on December 21, 2011 at 9:44 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 21 at 9:52 AM

Jacqueline Marsh / Executive Chef at Terrebonne General Medical Center

Sugar Cookies

1 cup flour blend

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

¼ rolled oats, finely ground in a food processor

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

¾ cup sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ white bean mixture


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Remove butter from refrigerator to soften.

In a large bowl, whisk flour blend, baking soda, salt, and ground oats. Set aside.

In a bowl, beat butter, and both sugars until creamy. Beat in egg, vanilla, and white bean puree. Add dry ingredients and mix on low speed.

Make dropping rounded half teaspoons, 2 inches apart bake until golden brown.

Decorate with Christmas colored sprinkles or cut with Christmas cookie cutters.

Flour Blend

1 cup all purpose white flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup wheat germ


Combine the flours and wheat germ in a bowl.

Place in a plastic bag.

White Bean Puree

15 oz can of white beans

2 -3 tablespoons of water


Rinse and drain beans and put in bowl of your food processor.

Pulsing on/off puree the drained with two tablespoons of water in processor until smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape down sides of bowl.

Nutrition Facts: 1 cookie

Calories 35.8

Carbohydrates: 40.6 gm

Fat: 1.1 gm

Protein: 16.1 gm

Fiber: 18.6 gm