Easy to make with all healthy ingredients, these Simple Sugar Cookies will be your new family favorite treat! These are completely freezer friendly and kid approved.
These sugar cookies are the perfect treat for when you want something just a little bit healthier than traditional cookies. Yes, there is a sugar in them ( I mean, they ARE sugar cookies after all) but I used unrefined sugars and coconut oil to make them a bit healthier.
Oh and just so you know, these also taste delicious with unsalted butter instead of coconut oil if that is what you have in the house. There is nothing wrong with that at all.
So...who says you can't enjoy an occasional cookie anymore? Not me.
Remember what I always say, everything in moderation. And yes, that does include cookies.
I made these cookies every year for Christmas and Valentine's Day but they are also easy enough to make them all throughout the year.
These are completely customizable and can be made for whatever season or occasion you want. That's why I love them so much, you can make a dozen cookies and make each one different from the next.
These cookies are so incredibly freezer friendly too. Sometimes I freeze a whole batch of them and then simply defrost them on the decorate them however you'd like.
They still taste delicious, even straight out of the freezer. Yes, my kids love them when they are still completely frozen.
I place groups of 3 (for each of my kids) in a freezer safe resealable bag to easily pull out for dessert. And the added bonus is I am not tempted to eat all of them if they are staring at me from my kitchen counter.
Don't they say "Out of sight, out of mind". There is some validity in that.
You can add whatever toppings you like; frosting, sprinkles, M & M's, extra sugar, or simply leave them plain. You can get elaborate and creative or keep them simple (like what I do).
These are super easy to make and the batter freezes well if you just want to make a few at a time.
I am definitely not the most fancy baker there is, but I just might be the most simple one that uses real ingredients.
Now don't get me wrong, there are days when I daydream about not caring about ingredients or artificial colors and sugars and I just wish I was this incredible, fancy baker. But that will never happen.
And that's ok. I like being simple and healthy.
- 1 ⅔ cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup coconut oil room temperature, softened
- ⅓ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- ½ cup unrefined sugar
- ½ cup unrefined brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Stir flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a small bowl.
- Beat coconut oil, yogurt, and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add egg and vanilla extract and beat again. Mix in flour mixture until just incorporated. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place 2-inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake in preheated oven until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand on baking sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks. Allow to cool completely before frosting if desired.
Here are some other cookie recipes that I thought you might like:
Red Velvet Cookie Cups with Buttercream Frosting from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Sally's Baking Addiction
Pistachio Cookies (with a secret ingredient) from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies from Handle the Heat
Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
If you make these Simple Sugar Cookies or any of the other recipes I have shared with you, please some back and let me know. You guys know that I love to hear from you!
I hope you enjoy these! Thank you for stopping by and please come back soon!
5 Star rating for the easy and delicious chocolate chips cookies. Anything made of chocolate has big fan base in among the kids. Thank you for sharing the delicious recipe. Pics also came out so nice.
We love sugar cookies for the holidays! These look great!
I can't wait to try these with coconut oil! Yum. And I bet the texture is great. Happy holiday baking!
I hope you like them Amanda! 🙂