Healthier Christmas sugar cookies

Healthier sugar cookies christmas

Hello ❤️

Welcome back to the blog for Blogmas Day 2!! One of my favorite Christmas tradition growing up was baking cookies on a cold Sunday afternoon before putting up our Christmas tree! Even while I was in college sometimes away from home for the holidays, I would still keep making sugar cookies in December.

This year, with my health and fitness journey, I wanted to find a healthier version of my favorite cookies! I tried to use a flour that has more nutrients than regular, and decrease the amount of sugar. This healthy christmas sugar cookie is (only) 110 calories with the icing! And has way more good nutrients for your body 🙂 

My whole family love them!! One of my friend came to visit last weekend, and they were the perfect snack when we went to Disneyland Paris! 

So you don’t have any more excuses to not make some sugar cookies now!! Enjoy 🙂

 

Healthier christmas sugar cookies

Healthier sugar cookies christmas

Ingredients: (For about 30 cookies)

Cookie dough

  • 2 2/3 cups of einkorn flour
  • 1/2 cup of butter 
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp of almond extract
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of salt

Icing (Optional)

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp of almond milk (or regular)
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp of agave syrup 

Recipe:

Cookies:

Combine butter, sugar and honey together either in a stand-mixer or with a hand-mixer. You should beat it for about a minute on medium speed.

Add the egg, vanilla and almond extract. Mix for another 30 seconds making sure to scrap the sides of the bowl. 

Combine the wet ingredients with the flour, baking powder and salt. Use a wooden spoon to mix all the ingredients together until combined, not too much! 

Take the dough out of the bowl and make a ball that you will place on parchment paper. Wrap it properly so it doesn’t dry in the fridge. Refrigerate the dough at least 2 hours. 

Preheat the oven to 35O°F (175°C).

When your dough is ready, let it out for about 10 minutes so it is easier to roll! Roll out dough on floured surface, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with some cookie cutters. Place your cookie on an uncreased cookie sheet.

Bake for about 8 minutes (I put my first batch for 10 minutes and they were a little too done, so make sure to keep an eye on them while they bake!!)

Let the cookies cool before icing them 🙂

Icing:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. You can adjust the consistency of the icing by adding either milk (if too thick) or powdered sugar (if too runny).

I recommend adding one tablespoon at a time to make sure you have the perfect consistency! Separate the icing in different bowls and add the food colouring 🙂

Have fun decorating!! 

Healthier christmas sugar cookies

Note:

Nutritional information per serving:

Per cookie:

  • Fat: 3.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 14g
  • Protein: 1.5g
  • Calories: 90

Icing (per cookie):

  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 5g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Calories: 20

Hope you enjoyed these healthier sugar cookies and that it brings back a lot of childhood memories 🙂

See you soon ❤️

Healthier sugar cookies christmas

 

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My name is Ellie, I am on a journey to a healthier life and newbie blogger! I am a recent grad school graduate in marketing and communication, and will be starting my new job at an airline company in New York soon! I will be sharing with you my workouts, meals and everything in between!
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