These healthy sugar cookies are so good that you won’t miss the real thing! Using raw honey and lemon essential oil in place of the sugar and a mix of white whole wheat flour and spelt flour! This is also a clean eating sugar cookie recipe, so enjoy! 😉
Healthy Sugar Cookies
Traditional sugar cookie recipes are full of sugar! It’s hard to fault them since sugar is in their name, but this is the first year my kids tried a real one and they are hooked.
So when they asked me to make a sugar cookie recipe, I knew had to try to clean it up before they got to it!
We have been living the clean eating lifestyle for about 5 years now and I wasn’t about to start feeding them straight sugar. Trust me, there would be no going back! That’s how these healthy sugar cookies were created.
I started looking for a clean eating sugar cookie recipe and I just couldn’t find one. So I had to create one through trial and error! The final healthy cookie recipe that we came up with was so easy and so delicious! I added 3 drops of lemon essential oil for an added burst of flavor and it did not disappoint. The lemon flavor was so mild and delicious that I prefer these cookies with no frosting. Of course, the kids preferred the chocolate frosting!
Easy Vegan Sugar Cookies
Along with being healthy sugar cookies, this easy cookie recipe is also vegan, which is awesome since we are primarily dairy free these days. I used a flax egg in place of a real egg. As a result, there is some flax in the cookie too (always a good thing). So lets get started!
Healthy Cookie Recipe Substitutions:
White Flour – I used a blend of White Whole Wheat Flour and Spelt flour. It is possible to use all White Whole Wheat but the Spelt helps to add a fluffier texture.
White Sugar – I went back and forth on this one between honey and maple syrup but I am glad I chose honey. It was just enough sweetness and still allows the lemon flavor to shine
Lemon Zest – I don’t like to use fresh lemons because I don’t think they ever have enough flavor. This was my first time cooking with essential oil and I might be hooked. Just 3 drops and there was so much flavor!
Easy Christmas Cookies too!
One last note and then I’ll get to the healthy sugar cookies recipe! These cookies are so much fun to make with the kids. I love making cookies around the holidays and I would be lying if I said I didn’t miss it a little since we started eating clean.
Traditional cut-out sugar cookies were just out of the picture. This recipe for healthy sugar cookies gives us a chance to bake and experiment together.
The kids cut the cookies and my daughter topped them with clean eating chocolate frosting.
Healthy Sugar Cookies Clean Eating Recipe
Healthy Sugar Cookies
Stop searching for a healthy sugar cookie recipe. This is the one! Soft and Delicious, these are sure to become a favorite!
- 5 Tbsp Butter Vegan
- 1/4 Cup Honey
- 1 egg flax egg or regular egg
- 3 drops Lemon Essential Oil Optional
- 1 Cup White Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/2 Cup Spelt Flour
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 + 1/8 tsp Baking Soda
Preheat the oven to 350° F
In the bowl of a stand mixer beat together the honey and butter (you can use a hand mixer too). Mix until smooth, about 2 minutes
Add the flax egg and lemon essential oil
Add the remaining ingredients and blend until well combined.
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. I like to roll it between Silpat and a piece of parchment paper. You could also use two pieces of parchment paper.
Cut out the cookie shapes and bake for 6 minutes. Bake until cooked but not brown.