Vanilla Cookies

35 Calories Surprise Me!

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 36 cookies  
Amount Per Serving


  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp (3 packets) Sweet 'N Low zero calorie sweetener


Heat oven to 400F. Grease cookie sheet lightly. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Work shortening with spoon until creamy; gradually add sugar, continuing to work until light. Add egg, vanilla, and Sweet 'N Low; beat well. Thoroughly mix in flour mixture. Refrigerate about 1 hour. Roll 1 teaspoon (8 grams) of dough to form a ball - 36 in all. Place 2" apart on cookie sheet; press flat with bottom of glass (2-1/2" in diameter) so dough is thin and flat. Press with tines of fork to form design. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until brown.