Healthy Sugar Cookie Recipes

Find healthy, delicious sugar cookie recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Citrus-Kissed Honey Buttons

Rating: 4.83 stars
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These citrus-flavored sugar cookies are a lovely addition to any holiday cookie platter.

Lemon Sugar Cookies

These lemon sugar cookies are simple and delicious. A light hand with sugar and a touch of lemon makes them not overly sweet or tart with a soft, chewy texture. They're perfect for pairing with coffee or tea or serving alongside ice cream.
By Sarah Epperson Loveless

Soft Sugar Cookies

Rating: 5 stars
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These easy and classic cookies incorporate mild-tasting white whole-wheat flour for extra fiber and nutrients.

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.75 stars
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These pumpkin sugar cookies are soft and moist with just the right amount of spice and a delicate pumpkin flavor topped off with a nice lightly spiced glaze. They're perfect for a fall after-school snack or light dessert.

Vegan Sugar Cookies

Rating: 5 stars
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It's hard to imagine a classic buttery sugar cookie without the butter, but trust us, it's possible. Here, we use coconut oil instead of butter for dairy-free eggless cut-out cookies that taste delicious and are fun to make and eat. Decorate with a citrus glaze colored with a little food dye, sprinkles and/or sanding sugar as you wish.

Easy Slice & Bake Cookies

Rating: 3.17 stars
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It's quick and easy to mix together these slice-and-bake cookies whenever you need something sweet. The recipe makes enough dough so you can bake half and put the other half in the freezer--ready to pull out and bake up a few fresh cookies anytime.

Christmas Sugar Cookie Thins with Coconut

This healthy sugar cookie recipe makes delicate, thin cookies by using the bottom of a glass to press the dough into cute wafers. To give the cookies a festive look, top them with naturally dyed red and green decorating sugar and flakes of unsweetened coconut before baking.

Peppermint Checkerboard Cookies

The red and white design makes these white chocolate and peppermint cookies especially colorful for holiday cookie trays and casual gatherings.

Sugar Cut-Out Cookies

Rating: 4 stars
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This healthy sugar cut-out cookie recipe uses white whole-wheat flour, honey and lemon zest to make a delicious cookie perfect for decorating. Pull out all your cookie cutters and decorate these adorable cookies with natural decorating sugar and icing.

Cinnamon-Sugar Cookies

Rating: 3 stars
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It's quick and easy to mix together these slice-and-bake cinnamon-sugar cookies whenever you need something sweet. The recipe makes enough dough so you can bake half and put the other half in the freezer--ready to pull out and bake up a few fresh cookies anytime.

Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches

These vanilla ice cream sandwiches are a great dessert option - vanilla cookies sandwiched around vanilla ice cream. Sometimes simple is actually best!

Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

Rating: 5 stars
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Everyone can get in on the festive fun with this gluten-free cut-out sugar cookie recipe. Use naturally-dyed sugar and icing to decorate these easy cookies.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies
These classic treats can be made ahead and frozen for holidays and bake sales.
Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies
Everyone can get in on the festive fun with this gluten-free cut-out sugar cookie recipe. Use naturally-dyed sugar and icing to decorate these easy cookies.

Crackled Sugar Cookies

Classic sugar cookies are a treat for lunchboxes, after school, or with a fresh pot of hot tea or coffee.