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Fitness

Recipe Makeovers: Low-Cal Holiday Cookies

We took our favorite holiday cookies recipes and sent them to our Healthy Test Kitchen for a makeover. The challenge: Keep each cookie's yummy taste while lowering fat and calories. The result: sweet success!
Soft Molasses Cookies

Looking for a lighter take on the traditional sugar cookie? Try this yummy bite from Patricia Williams, executive chef at New York City's Nios Restaurant. Williams is a former ballerina, and finds cooking with a healthy mind-set engrained after her years of dancing onstage. She's able to subtract the amount of refined sugar in her recipe by adding molasses -- a sweet syrup that retains some of the nutrients lost in the sugar refining process.

Nutrition Facts: 82 calories, 1g protein, 13g carbohydrate, 2.8g fat, 1.7g saturated fat, 0g fiber, 90mg sodium

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