To all my fellow cookie monster friends- at under 100 calories per cookie and baked with wholesome ingredients, there’s no need to feel guilty gobbling up more than a few skinny sugar cookies! So quick and easy too… the very best healthier vegan sugar cookie is just minutes away!

Under 100 calories per cookie and baked with wholesome ingredients, there's no need to feel guilty gobbling up more than a few skinny sugar cookies! (vegan & dairy-free)

Sugar cookies are a staple this time of year. Every holiday season my kids and I enjoy rolling out sugar cookie dough, stealing bites of the buttery goodness, pressing our favorite holiday shapes into the dough and then baking up the yummy cookies. Considering I have such difficulty keeping my hands out of the cookie jar… I’ve been wanting to create skinny sugar cookies, that still have that lovely buttery delicious flavor. This is not an easy feat, but this year I’ve totally done it!

Under 100 calories per cookie and baked with wholesome ingredients, there's no need to feel guilty gobbling up more than a few skinny sugar cookies! (vegan & dairy-free)

I developed my skinny sugar cookies using some very special ingredients to give them a tender chewy texture and that classic buttery taste. The most important ingredient for sugar cookies is the flour and my go-to for practically any dessert is Bob’s Red Mill Organic Whole Wheat Flour.

Under 100 calories per cookie and baked with wholesome ingredients, there's no need to feel guilty gobbling up more than a few skinny sugar cookies! (vegan & dairy-free)

I’m sure most of you are familiar with Bob’s Red Mill products and if you’re not, head over to the Bob’s Red Mill website to peruse the wide variety of merchandise available. They offer pretty much any flour under the sun, from whole wheat flour to brown rice flour and everything in between, as well as many other food products.

Under 100 calories per cookie and baked with wholesome ingredients, there's no need to feel guilty gobbling up more than a few skinny sugar cookies! (vegan & dairy-free)

Bob’s Red Mill Organic Whole Wheat Flour is my pick when it comes to baking breads, muffins, bars, cookies and other sweets. I especially appreciate that it is is stone ground from organic hard red wheat and has all of the nutritious bran and germ still intact. Nothing is lost in the process of grinding the flour. It’s a full-flavored flour containing vitamins, minerals and protein.

Under 100 calories per cookie and baked with wholesome ingredients, there's no need to feel guilty gobbling up more than a few skinny sugar cookies! (vegan & dairy-free)

My family can throw back quite a few of these, but we also love to share with our friends. Decorated sugar cookies are also perfect for holiday cookie exchanges. As an added plus, this recipe is simple enough your children can really get in on the fun! See below the recipe for a step-by-step in pictures.

Under 100 calories per cookie and baked with wholesome ingredients, there's no need to feel guilty gobbling up more than a few skinny sugar cookies! (vegan & dairy-free)
Under 100 calories per cookie and baked with wholesome ingredients, there's no need to feel guilty gobbling up more than a few skinny sugar cookies! (vegan & dairy-free)
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Nutrition Facts
Skinny Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.4g 7%
Saturated Fat 3.6g 18%
Sodium 37.5mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 14.2g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%
Sugars 4.9g
Protein 16g 32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:10 cookies, depending on size of cookie cutter
Skinny Sugar Cookies
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
18 mins
 
Under 100 calories per cookie and baked with wholesome ingredients, there's no need to feel guilty gobbling up more than a few skinny sugar cookies!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Organic Whole Wheat Flour + 1-2 tablespoons more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • ¼ cup maple syrup*
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. If the dough is wet and sticky, knead in additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time until you have a soft dough that is not sticky. If dough is too dry, add a little more oil. (I did not need to add additional flour or oil)**
  4. Roll dough out, on a floured surface, to ¼ inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Continue this process- rerolling out dough and cutting with cookie cutters, until you have used up all of the dough.
  5. Transfer cookies to a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes.
  6. If desired, melt about 1/8 cup mini chocolate chips and decorate cooled cookies with melted chocolate and sprinkles.
Recipe Notes

*honey will work, but is not vegan
**my dough seemed a little crumbly at first, but I just kept mixing until all ingredients were incorporated and it begins to hold together.

Author: Kim Lee

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Under 100 calories per cookie and baked with wholesome ingredients, there's no need to feel guilty gobbling up more than a few skinny sugar cookies! (vegan & dairy-free)

Under 100 calories per cookie and baked with wholesome ingredients, there's no need to feel guilty gobbling up more than a few skinny sugar cookies! (vegan & dairy-free)

Under 100 calories per cookie and baked with wholesome ingredients, there's no need to feel guilty gobbling up more than a few skinny sugar cookies! (vegan & dairy-free)

Under 100 calories per cookie and baked with wholesome ingredients, there's no need to feel guilty gobbling up more than a few skinny sugar cookies! (vegan & dairy-free)

Under 100 calories per cookie and baked with wholesome ingredients, there's no need to feel guilty gobbling up more than a few skinny sugar cookies! (vegan & dairy-free)

If you prefer to bake with whole wheat flour, try these other recipes!

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Skinny Blueberry Donuts

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Something to think about….

What treats are you planning to bake this season? Have you tried baking with Bob’s Red Mill Organic Whole Wheat Flour? Be sure to grab this Bob’s Red Mill coupon to get $1.00 off any Bob’s Red Mill product!

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