Healthier Sugar Cookies

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

Prep Time 70 min Cook Time 7 min Serves 18 Cookies     adjust servings


  • 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)


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