Classic Sugar Cookies with the Slightest Healthy Twist

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These sugar cookies took a lot of recipe testing. I had actually never made sugar cookies before and I knew I wanted to do something a little healthier than the average. So we tried out Einkorn Flour and just loved how the cookies came out.


  • 10 TBSP unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾  cup cane sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½  tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Einkorn Flour
  • ½  tsp baking powder
  • ¼  tsp salt
  • food coloring


  1. In an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until mixed.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. With mixer running, add flour mixture a little at a time until just incorporated.
  5. Turn dough out onto wax paper (or plastic wrap) and chill in refrigerator for at least 1 ½  hours.
  6. Remove dough and let sit for 2 minutes. Coat flat surface and rolling paper with powdered sugar then roll out dough to about ¼  inch in thickness. Cut with cookie cutters.
  7. Bake at 375° for 7-10 minutes until just golden.
  8. Let cool and decorate.


  • 2 TBSP milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Add milk a little at a time (up to 2 TBSPs, usually I use 1.5) to 1 cup of powdered sugar and mix with a whisk. You want a sticky, runny consistency. Use food coloring to color.


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Meg is a Co-Founder of What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (12, 10 and 7). She wishes her kids asked for caramelized brussel sprouts and wild salmon salad every night. But most of the time, you'll find her whipping up a kid-friendly pasta or a sweet treat with a healthy twist. Her motto is: everything in moderation... except coffee. Find her on Instagram @madewithmeg. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}