Healthier Sugar Cookies


By Mandy Fayne

Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network

This recipe for sugar cookies and delicious, melty frosting has a healthy twist.



  • ½ cup (or 1 stick) unsalted butter- softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup 2 % Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 ¾ cup white flour
  • pinch of sea salt

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons low fat milk
  • food coloring if you want colored frosting



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix together butter, yogurt, sugar, egg and vanilla.
  3. Add baking soda, flour and salt. Mix.
  4. Lightly dust parchment paper with flour and spread on cookie dough a little under ¼ inch thick. Using a rolling pin is easiest to flatten the dough and my kids loved it!
  5. Create shapes of your own or use cookie cutters.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes or until the edge of the cookies start to turn a golden brown.
  7. Allow cookies to cool before frosting and decorating.


  1. Combine all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Spread on cookies!

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