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.


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Lightened up Almond Crescent Cookies

By: Drizzle
Servings: 36
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Lightened up almond crescent cookies
2SP blue, green & purple/1PP each


  • 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.


Calories: 55kcalCarbohydrates: 5.8gProtein: 1.2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.7gFiber: 0.5gSugar: 2.1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Baking
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  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!