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 (11, 9 and 6). 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}}