These Low-Sugar Healthy Sugar Cookies are so soft and chewy you would never believe they’re whole grain and have minimal sugar!
PIN Low Sugar Healthy Sugar Cookies
Settle the debate: Healthy ginger snaps OR sugar cookies? Which would you choose?
Which is why I am all about sugar cookies, preferably with icing, though these thick chewy sugar cookies honestly don’t even need that.
File that under things I thought I would never say.
Healthy Swaps for Low-Sugar Cookies
When it comes to baking for your gatherings, sugar cookies are a must-have. They’re soft, they’re sweet, everyone loves them- yeah, they pretty much hit all the points when it comes to the perfect party goodie, just like my Paleo Healthy Gingerbread Cookies. Did you know that you really can have all that sugar cookie goodness and swap out some ingredients so that they’re better for you? It’s true!
All-Purpose Flour – Instead of the usual white flour, this recipe uses whole wheat pastry flour. This makes it have more fiber that helps in healthy digestion.
Refined Sugar – I have also substituted white sugar for raw organic cane sugar and baking Stevia, which are healthier ingredients, yet still bring all the sweetness. Examples of popular keto sweeteners are erythritol, monk fruit, and the aforementioned Stevia.
Egg – if you want to make these eggless, use the oil mix from my eggless sugar cookies!
How to properly measure flour
You may have never thought that measuring flour was of much importance. However, flour can be packed, sifted, or fluffed up before use and it can really make a difference in how your recipe turns out! Here’s the best way to measure flour when you are baking these cookies, or any other cookies similar to these, such as Gluten Dairy Free Sugar Cookies. You need to:
- Use a spoon to mix around the flour in the container, and lightly fluff it up to loosen it.
- Use a spoon to scoop the flour into the measuring cup (do not use the measuring cup itself)
- Using a straight-edged utensil such as a butter knife, level the flour across the top of the measuring cup.
Low Sugar Healthy Sugar Cookies Ingredients
What I love about this recipe is that it really delivers that buttery, sugary goodness that makes you want to reach for another one. For these healthy sugar cookie recipe, you will need:
- Whole wheat pastry flour
- Corn starch
- Baking soda
- Unsalted butter, at room temperature
- Raw organic cane sugar
- Baking Stevia
- An egg
- An egg yolk
- Vanilla extract
- Almond extract
How to Make Low-Sugar Healthy Sugar Cookies
Now that we’ve rounded up the ingredients we will need, it’s time to get baking!
Set your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and let it preheat. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, corn starch, baking soda and salt with a wire whisk until thoroughly combined.
In a separate large bowl, add the add the butter, ¼ cup of the sugar and the baking Stevia and beat it together with an electric hand mixer until smooth. Next, add in the egg, egg yolk and extracts and beat until well incorporated.
Stir in the flour mixture, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Once chilled, use a cookie scoop to roll into 1-tbsp-sized balls. Roll each ball in the sugar and place on your prepared cookie sheets. Press them until they are just under ½ inch thick.
Bake until the cookies are just set, which should take 10-11 minutes. Let them rest on the pan until cooled completely.
Dig in and share with your crew!
How to make Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies
If you’re all about sugar cookies but need them to be gluten-free, fear not. These can easily be made to accommodate your dietary needs by simply using a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend! Another fab recipe for gluten-free cookies is my Paleo-Whipped Gluten-Free Shortbread.
Go forth and enjoy a classic treat, made just a little better for ya <3
How to store homemade cookies?
If you want to keep your low-sugar healthy sugar cookies and keep them fresh longer you can transfer them to an airtight container and keep them in a cool dark place such as a pantry. They will keep for about 3 days. Storing them in the fridge extends their shelf life for about a week.
Other Healthy Christmas Cookies
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, starch, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate large bowl use an electric hand mixer to beat the butter, 1/4 cup of the sugar and the stevia together until well mixed. Add in the egg, egg yolk and extracts and beat until well combined.
- Stir the flour mixture in. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes.
- Once chilled, use a cookie scoop to form into 1 Tbsp sized balls and roll each ball into sugar. Place onto the prepared pans and press out just under 1/2 inch thick.
- Bake until the top feels set, about 10-11 minutes. Then cool on the pan COMPLETELY (they set up a lot)
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FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: FREESTYLE POINTS: 3 POINTS+: 3 OLD POINTS: 2
(per 1 cookie)
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