Soft Sugar Cookies


These easy and classic cookies incorporate mild-tasting white whole-wheat flour for extra fiber and nutrients.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 dozen cookies


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1 ¾ cups sugar (see Tips)

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • teaspoon salt

  • 3 egg yolks

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup white whole-wheat flour


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Beat mixture until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Beat in as much of the all-purpose flour and white whole wheat flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon.

  2. Shape dough into balls that are 1-inch in diameter. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

  3. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until edges are set; do not let edges brown. Cool cookies for 1 minute on cookie sheet. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.


Tips: Sugar Substitutes: Choose from Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking or Sun Crystals Granulated Blend. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1 3/4 cups sugar. Bake as directed except reduce baking time to 12 to 14 minutes. Per Serving with Substitute: Same as below, except 62 cal., 7 g carb. (4 g sugars). Carb. choice: 1/2

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

73 Calories
3g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 73
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Vitamin A 106IU 2%
Folate 11mcg 3%
Sodium 57mg 2%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 1mg 0%
Potassium 21mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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