Healthy Sugar Cookies w/ Agave and Coconut Oil

Vegetarian

Calories: 184 Proteins: 3 Carbs: 24 Fats:10 Serves:12

There's nothing quite like a classic sugar cookie. The problem is, the vast majority are made with far too much butter and sugar. If you crave a delectable sugar cookie, but also want a recipe that doesn’t sacrifice flavor for health, switch up your go-to and opt for coconut oil sugar cookies made with agave! This alternative not only tastes great, but is much better for you, as well. Healthy sugar cookies are few-and-far between, especially when purchasing products that are highly processed. Instead, make your own, with this popular sugar cookie recipe from BetterBody Foods!

Benefits of Organic Agave and Virgin Organic Coconut Oil

If you are trying to make better food choices, while still satisfying that seemingly constant sweet tooth, agave and coconut oil sugar cookie recipes are the perfect solution. By replacing refined white sugar with agave and butter with coconut oil, this recipe is sure to hit all the marks, delivering both taste and health benefits.

BBF Organic Agave

This ingredient is the perfect replacement for sugar, honey, or syrup. Being 1.5 to 2 times sweeter than sucrose, you can use less, while still achieving the same result. Best of all, this replacement is low-glycemic, allowing you to minimize spikes in blood sugar.

Here are some of the reasons why you should consider using agave in this recipe and others:

BBF Virgin Organic Coconut Oil

The addition of coconut oil offers added benefits that many have started taking advantage of in recent years. It is a tasty alternative to margarine, butter, or Crisco, making it a very versatile ingredient.

When it comes to organic coconut oil, some of the health benefits include:

Agave and Coconut Oil Sugar Cookies Recipe

Whether you're looking to make healthy sugar cookies for your family, or simply want to treat yourself to homemade cookies that are a little better for you, this agave and coconut oil sugar cookie recipe is guaranteed to please!

Ingredients

6 Tbsp BBF Organic Agave

2 Tbsp milk

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1/2 tsp pure lemon flavoring

2 Cups flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp salt

1/2 Cup BBF Virgin Organic Coconut Oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a measuring cup or small bowl, combine all wet ingredients (besides the coconut oil). Mix well and allow to sit while you prepare the dry ingredients (for at least two minutes).
  3. In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix in the BBF Organic Virgin Coconut Oil until it is completely blended in and no little lumps remain (the mixture should be crumbly but still hold together when squeezed in your palm).
  4. Pour the wet mixture over the flour mixture and stir until well-blended. You should have a soft, slightly sticky dough.
  5. For drop cookies, you may use the dough immediately. Drop from a teaspoon or small scoop onto a cookie sheet about one inch (2 cm) apart. Flatten slightly with the palm of your hand or a silicone spatula.
  6. For rolled cookies, gather the dough together and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate about an hour, allowing the dough to become firm. Roll out to about 1/4 inch (1/2 cm) thickness on a lightly floured board. Cut into desired shapes and place on a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes (until the edges are golden). Cool before removing cookies from the sheet.
  8. Decorate your healthy sugar cookies as desired, and enjoy!