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    Healthy Sugar Cookies

    Sugar cookies are a staple at most Christmas parties – mine included. It’s really the only time I allow myself to indulge in these very sweet, very bad-for-me cookies. Instead of limiting myself to Christmas, I was determined to come up with a recipe that was healthy enough that I can make it all throughout the year – and I did it!

    These cookies are sweet, but not overwhelmingly sweet, like most sugar cookies are. They’re soft, delicious, and best of all – easy to make!

    Healthy Sugar Cookies

    Servings: 8-10 Cookies


    • 1/4 Cup Butter (I used Earth Balance Spread), Melted
    • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
    • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
    • 1/4 Cup Sugar (I used coconut sugar)
    • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
    • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Milk (I used almond milk)
    • 3/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour


    1. Preheat oven to 375F.
    2. Combine all ingredients (every single one!) into a large bowl and mix very well, until you can form the dough into a ball.
    3. Roll dough out onto a floured surface, then use a cookie cutter to cut shapes.
    4. Bake in pre-heated oven for 10 minutes. Allow to cook completely.
    5. Eat them the way they are, or spread frosting on top (1 cup icing sugar, 2-4 tablespoons milk, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 4-5 drops food colouring).
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    Healthy Sugar Cookies, 3.7 out of 5 based on 3 ratings
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    Healthy Sugar Cookies

    1. Paula says:

      I used agave syrup and added a little more flour. Over all pretty good. Nice texture. I will do more agave next time to get a little more sweetness. I will also turn the oven temp to 350 as well. They did get a little brown

    2. Heather R says:

      I couldn’t imagine these cookies being made without eggs and still turning out good. I’m not a vegan and assume vegan food is bland. I didn’t find the dough difficult to work with at all. Where as these cookies were for Santa, I was happy that I only got a half a dozen. The point of it was to do a fun activity with my four year old. Now my first batch was overdone so I reduced the baking time to six minutes for the next tray. I thought they looked terrible in comparison to a regular sugar cookie but they actually tasted really good! They were soft on the inside and just the right amount of sweetness. We decorated them with the icing and sprinkles so they looked much prettier, but this is definitely going to be our Santa cookie recipe from now on! Pleasantly surprised:)

    3. Sharon says:

      Has anyone made this yet? I just mixed it up, and it is really oily. When I tried to roll it, it stuck to the rolling pin. I have put it in the fridge to chill to see if this makes a difference. Have I done something wrong??

    4. Theresa says:

      Sorry just wondering what makes these cookies healthy. The earth balance spread is the same as butter if you look at the nutritional info, it has more sodium than salted butter and the same amount of fat as butter and it has saturated fats which are not good for you. The cookies have sugar (icing sugar and coconut sugar are still sugar) and the cookies are made with white flour which is really bad for you. So I am not understanding what is healthy about them?

      • Cassie Howard says:

        They are healthIER cookies due to the amount of sugar. The cookies themselves only have 1/4 cup sugar – way less than any other recipe out there. As for the frosting, it’s optional, but of course would add more sugar and calories.

        • Deb says:

          It only has 1\4 of everything cause its only 1\4 of a recipe! Who only makes ten cookies at a time.

          • joy says:

            Maybe the name could be changed to healthier cookies instead of healthy. I liked that the recipe resulted in 10 cookies. Who eats more than 10 cookies?

    5. Amanda says:

      Has anyone tried this recipe with Almond flour? I’m both grain and gluten free. I think I may try it.

    6. Sharon says:

      Yay! It’s vegan!!!

    7. teachermum says:

      Have you ever tried it with whole grain flour? I don’t usually keep white flour in the house!

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