Since Fourth of July is this week several people usually go to parties and family get togethers. I also know food is always at these parties which is why I decided to make a Fourth of July recipe this week.
Of course it is another dessert, but a perfect summer dessert. Fruit pizzas are one of my favorite desserts so I decided to “lighten” up the recipe and share it with you all.
Sugar Cookies (makes 15 cookies):
¼ cup butter (I used light butter)
¼ c & 2 Tbsp Baking Truvia (or you can use ¾ c of sugar substitute that matches sugar to sugar)
¼ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp almond extract
1 c. flour
¼ tsp baking powder
1/8th tsp salt
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl and set aside. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar together until well mixed. Add egg, vanilla, and almond extract and mix well. Mix in the flour, powder, and salt mixture slowly into the bowl of wet ingredients and mix well. Set dough in refrigerator to cool (I left mine in there for 45 minutes). Remove dough and cut cookies into desired shape on lightly floured wax paper.
Preheat over to 375 degrees and back cookies for 8-10 minutes. Set cookies on wire rack and cool.
4 oz fat free cream cheese
2 Tbsp regular sugar
¼ tsp vanilla
Mix ingredients together and ice each cookie. You then top each cookie with desired fruit. You can use strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, mandarin oranges, bananas, raspberries, and blackberries.
Each cookie comes out to be 70 calories—a huge difference in calories and not taste!
Remember when you celebrate this week to be aware of your serving sizes and to enjoy all food! Be aware of what you are eating and how much! I hope you enjoy the cookies and I hope everyone has a fun, safe, and wonderful Fourth of July.