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Semi Healthy Sugar Cookies

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Hello everyone!  I hope you all are having a great Friday!  I am still recovering from my surgery, so today’s post will be a little short.  However, it is one of my fave recipes and my go to when the holidays are coming.  

Since it is August and the holidays are right around the corner, the main cookie recipe I usually use are sugar cookies.  Sugar cookies are so versatile in the way that you can shape them into any shape such as pumpkins, turkeys, elves, etc.  But…if you are eating healthier, like myself, then eating a cookie is considered a treat.  Well, for me, it is like a binging a t.v. show and eating cookies and popcorn kinda night.  Anyway, since I am eating healthier, I decided to make a recipe where it is my usual semi healthy version.

A couple of things to note is that one, you do not have to chill this dough, and two, these ingredients are totally workable and optional if you cannot have any of them.  So, with that, here is my recipe for semi healthy sugar cookies!


Semi Healthy Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


2 1/4 cups of whole wheat flour and 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour

3 tsp of baking powder

1 1/2 cup of unsalted butter at room temperature

1 1/2 cup of sugar (I used granulated but you can substitute to your liking)

2 eggs

1 tsp of vanilla extract (or maple syrup)

1 tsp of almond extract (optional)


    1. Cream together the butter and the sugar.  I usually put my stand mixer on medium speed for 5 minutes.
    2. Add the eggs plus the extracts and mix it together.  Then, in a separate bowl, add the flour and baking powder.  For this recipe, I used half whole wheat and half all purpose.  You can use this or use all whole wheat or use all purpose.  It is totally up to you.
    3. Then, start adding the dry mixture slowly into the wet ingredients until it is all combined.
    4. Depending on what you want to do, flour any surface and start rolling out your dough.  Once you rolled it out until you have about an inch of thickness, you can cut the dough into any shape you would like.  
    5. Finally, place them on a cookie sheet and bake them at 350° for about 10 minutes.  Then, let them cool for about a minute or two.  There you have it!  Semi healthy sugar cookies!

And that’s a wrap for this post.  Again, today’s post is a short one because I am still recovering from my surgery.  However, I hope you enjoyed reading and I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have!  If you used my recipe, I would love to hear about what you made, so let me know in the comments.  As always, I hope you all have a great weekend and I will see you in the next post!


Featured In: Food | August 2, 2019

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