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Healthy Christmas cookies recipe

The BEST Low Sugar Cut-Out Cookies

This lower sugar, whole grain cookie recipe is perfect for your Christmas-themed cookie cutters! It's an easy recipe that's also kid-friendly.
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, Low sugar, Sugar-free, Whole grain
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Calories 40kcal


  • 1 ½ cups whole grain flour (I use spelt or whole wheat)
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ + ⅛ tsp sea salt
  • 1 ½ Tbsp soft butter
  • 3 Tbsp soft coconut oil
  • 1 ½ Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 ½ Tbsp applesauce
  • 6-8 Tbsp hot water


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add in the butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, and applesauce and stir until 'pebbly' in texture.
  • Stir in four tablespoons of hot water and continue adding it one tablespoon at a time until the dough is moist, but not sticky to the touch. This is usually around 6 1/2-7 tablespoons for me.
  • Once you have your dough, roll it out using a little flour until it is about 1/8-1/4 inch in thickness.
  • Begin cutting out your cookies using your desired cookie cutters.
  • Place the cookies on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Cool them, then frost or ice them as desired.


Nutrition facts based on using spelt flour.
WW Points: 2


Sugar: 0.7g | Fiber: 0.7g | Calories: 40kcal | Fat: 2.1g | Protein: 0.8g | Carbohydrates: 5.2g