These healthy sugar cookies are crisp on the outside and a little chewy inside, perfect consistency in my opinion. Whether you're welcoming kids from school, baking a treat for Santa or enjoying the evening for yourself, these healthy sugar cookies are just right.
Only 4 simple ingredients are needed. I used almond flour because it is naturally sweeter than whole wheat flour, a great way to cook with limited carbs and tastes great!
My 8 y.o. helped me prep and bake them. Both of my kids and hubby loved the cookies. Few other batches that I baked later, I tweaked them and you can add raisins, dried cranberries, chocolate chips and almonds or pecans, so feel free to give them a try as well.
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Healthy Sugar Cookies Ingredients: Makes 12 medium size cookies - 4 Basic Ingredients, but as you can see I listed six (Vanilla extract and salt is optional and highly recommended)
2 cups Almond Flour
⅓ cup coconut oil
½ cup Coconut Palm Sugar. (You can sub for granulated sweetener of your choice)
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Pinch of sea salt or Himalayan Pink Salt
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees (180 Celsius)
Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well all together for 1-2 minutes
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Place large rounded tablespoon onto baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Flatten slightly.
Bake until set and edges are golden brown. (about 15 minutes)
The nutritional facts
150 cal per cookie. This is based on 12 cookies and regular brown sugar. If you substitute with granulated sweetener of your choice, your macros may be lower: 9g carb, 4g sugar, 11g fat, 5g protein, 25mg potassium. This is calculated without chocolate chips or nuts being added.
You can substitute coconut palm sugar for a granulated sweetener of your choice
You can substitute coconut oil for melted butter
To avoid almond flour while still enjoy the cookies low carb, you can sub for Carbquik baking mix or Caulipower baking mix.
Let me know what do you think and if you enjoyed them? Please feel free to share this recipe with the people that you think would enjoy these healthy sugar cookies.
Handy printable is below. Happy Holidays!
- Makes 12 medium size cookies – 4 Basic Ingredients, but as you can see I listed six (Vanilla extract and salt is optional and highly recommended)
- 2 cups Almond Flour
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup Coconut Palm Sugar (Or granulated sweetener of your choice)
- 1 Egg
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Pinch of sea salt or Himalayan Pink Salt
- Preheat oven to 350 F degrees (180 Celsius)
- Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well all together for 1-2 minutes
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Place large rounded tablespoon onto baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Flatten slightly.
- Bake until set and edges are golden brown. (about 15 minutes)
The cookies look delicious. You might try adding dried cranberries along with the raisins and chocolate chips.
We are going to try these w Victoria tonight. She wants to add choc chips and I'll be adding raisins.
Any idea on the nutritional information for these? I'd love to know the end carb count per serving. Thank you!!
I really like the recipes I've found. Is a site for all of the recipes for thebigapplemama.com? It's kind of confusing to find them. KH
Hi Karen, Thank you! I Have the category on my blog http://dailyyum.com/category/food where you can find all my recipes that I made or created
I can't wait to try the cloud bread. Also looking forward to your amazing recipes.
What is the nutritional facts on the sugar cookie?
It's about 100 cal per cookie, 9g carb, 4g sugar, 5g protein, 25mg potassium
Hi Irina. I tried your recipe for the sugar cookies, (4 ingredient, healthy) and all I can say is WOW! I used the vanilla and salt, as highly recommended, plus I added some chopped pecans and Lily's dark chocolate stevia sweetend chips. Thank you for your dedication to giving out your fantastic and healthy recipes for others to enjoy ! God bless❤️
thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked the cookies..?. omg chopped pecans? is how I make these tomorrow... thank you for inspiration... and thank you for making my day❤
These look amazing and I am so glad the carb info is posted.
You're welcome! I hope your family will enjoy these cookies
I would also like to see cholesterol listed in your nutrition facts . Thank you
Question, under the first Sugar Cookie ingredients you have 1/3 cup of coconut oil but later under the clip or healthy ingredient list you've posted 1/4 cup of coconut oil, which is correct?
I apologize for the confusion.
1/4 cup is correct. I will correct the recipe. Thanks for letting me know