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Lightened up almond crescent cookies

December 8, 2016

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
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 36
2SP blue, green & purple/1PP each
  • ⅓ 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)
  • ⅓ cup 0% plain yogurt, greek or reg (I used Skyr by PC available in Canada)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup almond flour (meal)
  • 3-4 Tbsp icing sugar (confectionery sugar)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl cream together your butter, sugar and yogurt. Add in your extracts.
  3. Slowly sift in your flour and then your almond flour. Dough will be crumbly.
  4. Using your hands form into a few small dough balls.
  5. Take about 1 Tbsp of dough at a time and shape into your cookies, place on baking sheet.
  6. Bake in oven for 18-20 minutes cookies should be a golden brown on the bottom.
  7. Let cool 10 minutes then dust with your icing sugar.
  8. Makes 36 cookies, 2 smart points each on all 3 MyWW programs or 1 point plus. Cookies best stored in fridge after first day.
  9. Nutritional info per cookie.. Calories..55.. Fat 3g...Sat fat 0.7g... Carbs 5.8g... Fiber 0.5g.. Sugar 2.1g .. protein 1.2g






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    Reply Steph December 17, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Would I be able to sub applesauce or egg whites for the yogurt?

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      Reply Drizzle December 18, 2016 at 3:16 pm

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

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    Reply MichaelT December 24, 2018 at 10:10 am

    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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