Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

Recipe posted in: Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Healthy Sides & Snacks
Sugar Cookies

Who doesn’t love a good sugar cookie? Unfortunately, though, when you’re trying to eat healthy and lose weight, sugar cookies and other tasty treats like them tend to be the first things you have to give up. But here at Nutrisystem, we’re realistic. We know that a diet that completely prohibits the occasional indulgence is not a diet you’ll stick to―and therefore not a good diet at all. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to create healthier versions of all your favorite traditional sweet treats on our menu. From pizza and pasta to ice cream and chips, we’ve found a way to take all of your favorite guilty pleasures and prepare them in a way that will enable you to lose weight without ever feeling like you’re missing out.

And our cookie collection is no exception. We’ve taken all the top classic cookie flavors and recreated them with the best balance of nutrients. So you can still satisfy your cookie cravings without the guilt. Here’s a run-down of some of our best-selling cookies (Want to learn more or purchase? Just click on the cookie name!):

The same holds true for our recipes. We’re constantly looking for ways to incorporate your favorite foods into your meal plan in a way that won’t sabotage your slim-down. (Don’t believe that’s possible? Click here to check out our round-up of the Top 30 Dessert Recipes According to Customers >). And, because we know that sugar cookies are an all-time favorite dessert item, we tasked our recipe developers with coming up with a sugar cookie recipe that was easy to make, just as delicious as the store-bought versions, and that could fit within the nutritional parameters of the Nutrisystem program. A tall order, we know. But we’re happy to say they didn’t disappoint! These delicious Gluten Free Sugar Cookies taste just like the calorie-laden kinds you find in the dessert or bakery aisle of your supermarket, but they go much, much lighter on the sugar, fat and calories. And, requiring just seven quick steps to make, they’re as simple to make as they are sweet to eat!

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Servings: Makes 24 cookies; 1 cookie counts as 1 serving

Calories per Serving: 59

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 Extras

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup gluten free all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup sweetener (i.e. Truvia Baking Blend, Erythritol, Swerve)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup light butter
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 orange, juiced

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Mix all ingredients with an electric mixture until it forms a cookie crumble.
  4. Gather the cookie crumble with your hands to form a cookie ball.
  5. Freeze for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from freezer, roll about one tablespoon of dough in your hands and form a ball. Use the back of a spoon to slightly flatten the cookie.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes and serve.