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Soft-Baked Sugar Cookies

Thick and chewy homemade sugar cookies made healthier! These soft cookies taste even better than store-bought sugar cookies and are so much healthier for you.
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 15 large cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered xylitol
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Icing of your choice optional


  • Place butter and xylitol in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until smooth and incorporated, about 1 minute. Mix in sour cream, eggs, and vanilla until combined. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to liquid mixture, mixing on medium speed until a dough forms. (dough will be slightly sticky) Wrap cookie dough in plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour.
  • Roll chilled dough into 1-in balls and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake cookies at 350F 11-12 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft) With the bottom of a glass, slightly flatten cookies. Cool cookies on baking sheet 10 minutes before removing to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Once cookies are cooled, drizzle with icing if desired.


Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.