Christmas Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Posted In:  Desserts
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Preparation Time:  20 minutes
Cooking Time:  20 minutes
Course: appetizers
Cusine: north american

Ingredients

Low Sugar Christmas Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
Serves: 60 cookies/5 dozen
Serving Size 1 cookie
Carbs Per Serving: 12 g
Prep Time:<45 minutes

Skill Level: Easy


Christmas cookies are traditionally sugar cookies though other flavors may be used based on family traditions and individual preferences. Christmas cookies are cut into various shapes related to Christmas. Since the 1930s, children have left cookies and milk on a table for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, though many people simply consume the cookies themselves. But check this out... while seemingly harmless these cookies can be loaded with sugar leading to Santa's Type II diabetes and our big fat Santa like bellys. Here's a recipe that cuts out the sugar but leaves all the flavor of this Holiday favorite.



1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 cups Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups wholegrain unbleached flour or soy flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt


Cream Cheese Frosting (Great On Holiday Cakes Too!)

Ingredients:
1 package (8 oz) Low Fat Cream Cheese
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1/4 Cup Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder

Directions

1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).



2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.



3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely and then frost.


Frosting Instructions:


Place all three ingredient in mixing bowl and mix by hand until cream cheese is soft and all ingredients are mixed together well. You can use food coloring to add a Holiday flair to these cookies.



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