My clean eating cut out cookies recipe has arrived!!
Cut out cookies are a staple during the holidays. You can’t walk in to a single bakery this time of year without finding a beautiful batch staring back at you from the display case.
Many kitchens, especially those with kids running around, generally cannot get through the holiday season without producing at least one batch either. It just can’t be helped. Cookies are an integral part of the holiday season.
I have been trying for at least a year, probably longer, to come up with a clean eating cut out cookie recipe. I tried many batches and got many different results.
Finally, I found a book called Sweet and Natural by Meredith McCarty. I fell in love with this book. With the exception of maybe one or two recipes, the entire book is filled with clean baking recipes!!
So I gave one of her cookie recipes a try and while I liked the outcome, it wasn’t quite what I was going for. So I tinkered around with the recipe a bit, and this is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy them as much as Mini Chef and I did!
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CLEAN EATING CUT OUT COOKIES RECIPE:
Cutout cookies don't have to be a totally unhealthy indulgence during the holidays. With this recipe, you can feel a little better about what the kids (and you!) are having for treats.
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (affiliate link) + extra on reserve
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 3 tbsp. oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 large egg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl except for the egg.
Crack the egg into a separate bowl and whisk with a fork. Set aside.
If the dough is so wet that it is sticking to your fingers, knead in some extra flour, 1 tbsp. at a time until you have a soft dough that doesn't stick. (I used an extra 2 tbsp.) If it's too dry, add a little more oil.
Roll dough out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters.
Transfer cookies to a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Brush cookie tops with egg wash. (you can use a whole egg or just the egg white. I used the whole egg but only used about 1/4 of the beaten egg for brushing on the cookies. No egg gets added to the dough. It's just for brushing on right before baking.)
Bake for approximately 8-12 minutes, or until cookies have a nice, golden glow.
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.