Healthy Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 20 small cookies

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (softened at room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Place all ingredients into a bowl and use your hands to mix together to form a dough. (If the dough is a little crumbly, be sure that it's thoroughly combined and then if it's still crumbly, add 1/2 to 1 tablespoon additional liquid until it comes together.)
  2. Make a flattened disc of dough and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate while the oven preheats. Preheat the oven to 375°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll the dough ¼-inch thick between two pieces of lightly floured parchment paper. (The flour will ensure that the cut outs are easy to move.)
  3. Cut out the dough with a cookie cutter and transfer to the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 7-9 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges. (If for some reason the cut outs are hard to transfer, place the rolled out dough with the stamped shapes into the fridge for a few minutes to firm up.)
  4. Remove from the oven, let cool on the baking sheet for a minute, and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

You can use whole wheat pastry flour, white whole wheat flour or half all-purpose and half whole wheat. The cookies will be darker in color, but the results will otherwise be the same.


Per serving: 196 calories; 24g carbohydrates; 3g protein; 10g fat; 5g sugar

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