Healthier Sugar Cookies

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This is the season when the holiday goodies are everywhere.  It’s hard to resist those delicious looking sugar cookies. That is why I created a healthier sugar cookie option.

When I was pregnant with my first daughter, Meadow, I had envisioned the days when I would get to make holiday cookies with her.  Now, at three, she is able to help a bit.  She loved helping me roll out the dough and cut the pieces out.  That is why they may not look perfect.  Sometimes, as a mom, you need to just let that go and let them make their imperfect cookies. :)  I knew I was making memories for her.

Healthier Sugar Cookies

Healthier Sugar Cookies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 70 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 77 minutes

Yield: 18 Cookies

Healthier Sugar Cookies


  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 T coconut oil
  • 2 T applesauce
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg (I used a flax egg)


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Soften the coconut oil and place it in a large mixing bowl with the sugar and applesauce.
  • Mix until smooth.
  • Add in egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  • Slowly add the flour and mix just until everything is combined.
  • Gather dough up in a ball, wrap and throw into the fridge for at least an hour.
  • Roll out dough on a floured surface, cut into shapes and place onto a lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 5-7 minutes. Enjoy!

13 thoughts on “Healthier Sugar Cookies

  1. Well, it seems I have all the ingredients except for the coconut sugar. I have never seen that before. Is it in liquid or crystalized form? Where would I find it in the grocery?

    • It is in crystals. I get it at Sprout’s which is our local farmers market. You can find it in Whole Foods as well or whichever health food store is near you. It is just a less processed form of sugar. It should be in the section with all the sugars in the grocery store.

    • Those times when our children are geittng along and helping one another are a joy and a treasure. As your father would say, these times make fantastic memories .

    • Sure. I just used gluten free because I had bought some to make a gluten free recipe for a family member on Thanksgiving. Normally, I would have used all spelt.

  2. Are these chewy or crunchy? Im going to try them with using all homemade gluten free baking blend…Hope they come out good!!

    • They are chewy. I hope you like them! It was one of my earlier recipes and I want to go back and try it again myself.

  3. I was getting ready to try this since I am looking for a healthier sugar cookie for the holidays, and I just noticed in the directions it stated to mix the oil with the sugar and the coconut yogurt. I didn’t see coconut yogurt listed in the ingredients…is it the applesauce instead? I am looking forward to trying them :)

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