Friday, September 2, 2011

Fitness Friday #9- Low Fat Lemon Cookies

Hello and happy Friday! Today I have a recipe to share, and it's a small miracle in my opinion. As I mentioned in my last low-fat recipe post, I get really excited when I find something that tastes like heaven without the downside of being full of fat and calories. This wonderful recipe fully fits that description, so much that I have made it twice since I first discovered it! It's easy, lemony, and contains very few ingredients. Let's get started!

Low Fat Lemon Cookies

Low Fat Lemon Cookies

1 box lemon cake mix
1 small (8 oz) container lite whipped topping
6 tablespoons egg whites
1/2 cup powdered sugar

★ Empty the entire container of whipped topping into a mixing bowl. Add egg whites and mix thoroughly.
★ Pour the box of cake mix into the bowl. Mix to create a thick, sticky batter.
★ Since the batter is so tacky, refrigerate for an hour or so before attempting to form your cookies.
★ Once cooled, drop a spoonful of the batter into a bowl of powdered sugar. Roll to coat. Continue until all the batter is gone, and use any remaining sugar to dust the tops of the cookies.
★ Place cookies on lightly greased baking sheets and bake at 350° for 10-14 minutes.
★ Check at 10 minutes and every two minutes after. Remove cookies when they are a light golden brown around the edges.
★ These will firm up a little as they cool, but they are meant to be a light, fluffy cookie.

If you're not into lemon, you can use any cake mix flavor. I've heard chocolate works out really well too. This recipe was adapted to make it even healthier than it already was, but you can see the original version here.

What recipes have you been loving lately? Feel free to leave links in the comments. I'm always on the lookout for new goodies to try. Have a happy weekend!


DancingMooney ♥ said...

Thank you for sharing Holly! I love things that are quick and easy! ♥

Pili said...

Oh my, they sound so yummy and I love lemon biscuits!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh yum! Thank you, Holly. I love the taste of lemons. I will have to try this!!! :)

Stela said...

These look so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Holly said...

I should add that this recipe yields 3 dozen cookies. The fact that there are only 6 left for this photograph should serve as a testament for both how delicious they are as well as how little self-control my husband and I have when there are sweets in the house.

ac neil said...

Those look GREAT!

Heather said...

yum! these look good! I love a good lemon cookie!~

Audrey said...

Yummy!! I love all things lemon!
Printed the recipe - definitely going to make these!

La Alicia said...

yum, those sound like a must try! :)

Renee said...

Yay! These were so yum, thanks for sharing!