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Refrigerator Cookies

Refrigerator Cookies

Refrigerator Cookies

Become a cookie artist–test your decorating skills with these simple, light cookies.


Makes about 4 dozen cookies


1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup margarine, softened
1/4 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cookie decorations (optional)


  1. Beat sugar, corn syrup and margarine in large bowl. Add egg substitute and vanilla; mix well. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Add to sugar mixture; mix well. Form dough into 2 (1-1/2-inch-wide) rolls. Wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices; place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Sprinkle with cookie decorations, if desired.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on wire racks.


Add 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder to dough for chocolate cookies.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 cookie (without decorations)
Carbohydrate 7 g
Total Fat 1 g
Calories from Fat 23 %
Calories 39
Sodium 32 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1/2

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