THE BEST (actually healthy) CHRISTMAS SUGAR COOKIE recipe (with pics!)

by - December 15, 2017



Christmas is almost here...and so are cookies. Making the house smell like vanilla extract and sugar, cookies are the 'scent of the season'. Without them, it wouldn't quite feel like the Holidays. But what about the loads of food coloring, artificial flavors, and processed, bleached sugar? Why make Christmas a time to batter everyone's body?

That's why me and my Mom got together in the kitchen and converted another recipe. It's all-natural, with nothing artificial or fake. Domino sugar begone...here's coconut sugar! This recipe is a light, crunchy-then-sweet cookie that makes you crave more.

What you bake with:


  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
(all ingredients are Organic!)

Simple, right? so we compiled all of these lovely ingredients on the kitchen counter, and got right into it.


Put all the flour and baking powder ingredients in a bowl, and whisk together. 
Then Melt the butter, and put all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl, including the coconut sugar. Mix together evenly, until a sticky mixture forms. 
Now slowly pour the flour mixture, cup by cup, into the wet bowl and whisk in between (as you can see, we used a large electric mixer which saved us lots of time!)


After the dough is mixed (it should be a nice, tannish-brown color) break it in half and work the dough till it feels pliable. Roll it into loaf shapes. wrap in natural (soy coated) parchment baking paper, place in a bowl, and refrigerate between 40 minutes to an hour.


After your time in the fridge passes, take out the dough and let it de-thaw a bit. Work out the cracks, roll in a nice (not too thin, not too thick) sheet and use cookie cutters to cut your cookies! Our recipe made about 12 dozen little to medium sized cookies; translated, it would probably make about 6-7 dozen medium to large ones. 

Bake at 350 for about 8-10 minutes, or until cookies have a nice, tan appearance, or a crisp outer edge. 


For the decorations, just simply melt chocolate in a small pot/pan on a low temperature, combined with oil (we used coconut oil -- apparently it's an all coconut cookie!) and stir continually, to prevent burning. Drizzle, dip, and just have fun! We added some crushed candy cane, walnuts, diced cranberries and shredded coconut flakes as well. 




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Homemade Natural Sugar Cookies
This recipe is a light, crunchy-then-sweet cookie that makes you crave more, with no artificial ingredients
Ingredients
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
In one bowl, whisk together the flour & baking powder.In a standing mixer (or a large bowl) mix together the wet ingredients and the sugar.Add the flour mixture in to the wet, cup by cup, and whisk well in between.Once thoroughly mixed, take all the dough from the bowl and work it well. Split it in two small loaves, roll in parchment paper, and place in a bowl in the fridge for 40 minutes to an hour.After refrigerated, take the dough out to cool off. work out all the crevices and cracks, roll it out and use cookie cutters to form the cookies. Make sure the dough isn't too wet by adding flour to the rolling pin and the cutting board (but not too much or it will dry out!)Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 7 dozen small to medium cookies


If there's any melted chocolate left over, don't waste it! Let it cool with your other decorating ingredients on parchment paper to form bark...some of the easiest and tastiest stuff on the planet.

I hope you all are as cozy and in love with Christmas as I am while you bake your cookies. It's the best time of the year; not because of all the lovelies, but because our sin was forgiven, and true joy was born into the world. 
Jesus loves you all.

(I'd also like to add that this was part of a 12 Days of Christmas link up party! The lovely hostess has the party going over here)

Let's talk!
Any cookie traditions?

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6 comments

  1. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing. I personally love making healthier alternatives. Sometimes. I still have yet to find a good healthy pancake recipe. XD But these cookies look awesome and I hadn't thought of melting chocolate for icing on a sugar cookie. Dark chocolate would be awesome on those.
    Thanks for this amazing post!

    ~Ivie
    iviewrites.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you <3 Yes! Well, with a Mom who's a holistic nutritionist, it comes natural to our diet over here :D We actually make healthier pancakes with all organic ingredients and unbleached whole wheat flour.
      Thank you! It's delicious ;P

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  2. Very yummy looking cookies! I like the idea of coconut sugar!

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    1. Thanks so much, Vanessa! It has a sort of caramel flavor that gives the cookie a different yet sweet aroma and taste.

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  3. Gahh, these look so good! *heart eyes* I'm going to have to try them sometime! Thanks for taking part in the party, Michaila! :D

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    1. Thank you, Faith <3 Thank you so much for inviting me, it's such a great thing to take part in ;)

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