I call these cookies “Irish” because their green hue makes them perfect for St. Patty’s Day.
Instead of using food coloring, I mix in anti-oxidant green tea powder that helps make these low-sugar cookies even healthier!
Makes 2 dozen cookies
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon green tea powder
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup soft whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup plain, fat-free yogurt
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon green tea powder
- 2 tablespoons skim milk
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat two cookie sheets with non-stick spray. Place the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl, beat together on high speed until light and fluffy. On low speed, beat in egg and green tea powder.
- In a separate bowl, place both types of flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the sugar mixture alternating with the yogurt, beginning and ending with the flour.
- Drop tablespoons of dough onto the cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are slightly golden around the edges. Repeat with remaining batter.
- As the cookies bake, prepare the glaze. Place the green tea powder and water in a small bowl. Whisk in powdered sugar and set aside. Allow the cookies to cool completely before icing with the green tea glaze.
Nutritional Stats Per Serving (1 cookie): 107 calories, 1 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 4 g fat (2 g saturated), 9 mg cholesterol, 0g fiber, 32 mg sodium.
Weight Watchers® Points Plus: 3