Who needs more christmas cookie recipes?? My mother in law makes the almond crescent cookies every year, but I am sure hers have a pound or two of butter in them and we won’t even talk about the sugar 😉 So I decided to try and create a weight watcher friendly version of these ever so popular cookies.. I think my end result was one tasty sweet treat, I took them to my WW meeting and everyone agreed! Go bake some up today, just 2 smart points each.


lightened up almond crescent cookies

2SP blue, green & purple/1PP each
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Baking
Servings 36


  • 1/3 cup light butter room temperature I used Gay Lea light (pictured below and I showed you the nutritional info so you can compare with maybe a different brand)
  • 1/3 cup 0% plain yogurt greek or reg (I used Skyr by PC available in Canada)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup almond flour meal
  • 3-4 Tbsp icing sugar confectionery sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350F, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl cream together your butter, sugar and yogurt. Add in your extracts.
  • Slowly sift in your flour and then your almond flour. Dough will be crumbly.
  • Using your hands form into a few small dough balls.
  • Take about 1 Tbsp of dough at a time and shape into your cookies, place on baking sheet.
  • Bake in oven for 18-20 minutes cookies should be a golden brown on the bottom.
  • Let cool 10 minutes then dust with your icing sugar.
  • Makes 36 cookies, 2 smart points each on all 3 MyWW programs or 1 point plus. Cookies best stored in fridge after first day.
  • Nutritional info per cookie.. Calories..55.. Fat 3g...Sat fat 0.7g... Carbs 5.8g... Fiber 0.5g.. Sugar 2.1g .. protein 1.2g








    • Drizzle Reply

      Apple sauce maybe but they would likely have a different taste/texture

  1. Good morning & Merry Christmas (2018)!
    I am making these now and I only got 24 cookies for 3 points(followed exactly) I think a Tbsp is a little too large for 36
    (I assume a US Tbsp is same in Canada! LOL) They smell delish…cooling down now before I add the powdered sugar.

    Thank you for you recipes. Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy New Year to you & your family!

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