December 07, 2022

Healthier Sugar Cookies

Healthier Sugar Cookies are made with white-whole wheat flour, and less sugar and butter but still taste every bit as delicious!

Healthier Sugar Cookies

Holiday baking can be so much fun! A simple cookie like sugar cookies are fun to decorate and cut out into holiday shapes. These healthier sugar cookies have less butter than a traditional recipe and are made with white-whole wheat flour. They have way less sugar than many sugar cookie recipes as well. They are wonderful for anyone (my kids love them!) and are a better choice than some other heavier desserts.

In even better news, the dough freezes well and can be enjoyed whenever you want for fresh baked sugar cookies anytime. Double or triple the recipe and freeze the dough to make into heart shapes for Valentine's Day or any other shape you like. 

Healthier Christmas Sugar Cookies

Baking with white whole-wheat flour is a great choice because it is higher in fiber and nutrients than all-purpose flour. It bakes just like all-purpose flour and is lighter in color than regular whole-wheat flour. The reduced amount of butter used in these cookies keeps the recipe lower in saturated fat. They are by no means a health food at all but can be a lighter treat option.

Healthier Sugar Cookies Ingredients

-White whole-wheat flour


-Baking soda



-Brown sugar

-Egg whites


-Top with your choice of frosting and if you like, sprinkles.

Healthy Sugar Cookies

Even though the cookies are lower in sugar, no one will be able to tell once you top them with your icing or frosting of choice. I made these sugar cookies with my kids and there were no complaints about them being lower in sugar or being healthier. They are a fun activity to do with kids or with any family members this holiday season. A wonderful tradition. My kids have fun mixing the ingredients, tasting the dough, rolling out the dough, cutting the cookies into shapes and after they bake, decorating them. Throw on some holiday music and have a great time.

This makes quite a large batch. You can cut it in half if you only want a little bit of cookies but I recommend making the entire batch and putting some of the dough in the fridge if you can't use it right away.

Healthier Sugar Cookies

Healthier Sugar Cookies
Yield: 20 cookies 

Healthier Sugar Cookies

Healthier Sugar Cookies are made with white-whole wheat flour, and less sugar and butter but still taste every bit as delicious!

Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook time: 7-9 minutes Total time: 32-34 minutes



1. Mix together all of the ingredients in a large bowl with your hands. Mixture may be a little crumbly
2. Take ball of dough, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate dough to make it easier to roll out. Allow at least 30 minutes to get cold.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
4. Take two large pieces of parchment paper and lightly flour the insides of them. Place the ball of dough in between the two pieces of parchment paper (to prevent sticking).
5. Roll the dough 1/4 inch thick and use any cookie cutters you like to cut out shapes. Place the cut out cookie dough on your baking sheet. You may use to use a spatula to remove dough shapes from parchment to carefully place on baking sheet.
6. Bake cookies for 7-9 minutes until the edges of the cookies are lightly browned. Remove cookies from oven. Let cool. 
7. Frost cookies with whatever frosting and sprinkles you like. These cookies store well on the counter in a sealable container for about 5 days.


Like this recipe? Check out other cookie recipes:
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
Healthier Fudgy Brownies
Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
Peppermint Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 20
Amount per serving 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.2g9%
Saturated Fat 4.5g22%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 207mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 8.7g3%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g2%
Total Sugars 5.6g 
Protein 1g
*Nutrition facts do not include frosting or sprinkles.

Healthy Holiday Sugar Cookies

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