Reducing sugar intake is one of the most important steps of any healthy diet, but it can sometimes be hard to resist the allure of desserts. Today, Dowan shares healthier dessert options by using natural honey to replace refined sugar. Let’s check out this amazing cookie recipe by Jayden.
Do you love a good sugar cookie? Do you prefer one that’s thick, soft, and chewy, or one that’s a little thinner and crispier? I enjoy both! What I don’t enjoy is knowing how much refined sugar is usually in sugar cookies. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way with these honey almond sugar cookies!
These sugar cookies are sweetened only with honey, and I promise they taste just as good as any other sugar cookie. The honey and almond extract together give these cookies a delicious and rounded-out flavor that’s hard to resist.
If you have honey bees, then this would be SO delicious with your own honey that you’ve harvested. If not, try to get your honey from a local farmer or a friend who has honey bees.
I topped our sugar cookies with a honey, cream cheese frosting which I’ll let you know how to make below. You can choose to or choose not to have any frosting on yours or better still, you can use your own sugar cookie frosting recipe.
With the heart cut-outs these sugar cookies would be perfect for your Valentine or your gal pals on Valentine’s Day. They are such a cute Valentine’s Day sugar cookie, but you could also make them into whatever shape you want to fit different holidays or seasons.
Valentine’s day desserts are some of my favorites to make, because they are so fun and girly. Valentine’s day sugar cookies are especially fun, because you can get really creative with the decorating.
These honey sugar cookies are very similar to making regular sugar cookies and the process is pretty much the same. You won’t believe how good they taste, they are perfectly light and soft. Get the recipe and the free printable recipe below!
Honey Sugar Cookies Ingredients
8 oz or two sticks of high quality, grass-fed butter (we love THIS kind, and you can either use salted butter or add in a half tsp. of salt if using unsalted butter)
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp. honey (raw, local, and unfiltered is best)
2 1/2 cups + 1tbsp. flour of choice (I used unbleached all-purpose flour, but whole-wheat pastry flour, einkorn flour or anything else would also be delicious)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract and 1/4 tsp. almond extract
Honey Cream Cheese Frosting
For this recipe I used a honey, cream cheese frosting to top off the cookies with. Again, this frosting doesn’t have any sugar. It’s not like your traditional sugar cookie frosting in that it won’t hold its shape as well.
Once you frost your cookies with this frosting they won’t be stack-able, so I would suggest frosting them at the last minute when you are ready to place them on a serving tray.
You can make this honey cream cheese frosting to top your honey sugar cookies with or you can use your own sugar cookie frosting. Whichever one you prefer!
Additions: I added a few frozen raspberries into my cream cheese frosting while I was mixing it. I wanted the cookies to have a natural, pretty pink tint to match the heart shapes.
Of course, adding the raspberries gave the frosting a hint of raspberry flavor, which I loved. If you like you can omit the raspberries altogether, keep the icing white, or color it with your favorite, natural food dye.
To make the honey cream cheese frosting combine: 8oz softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup honey, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Beat until smooth and fluffy.
Spread the cream cheese frosting over the top of each cookie with a butter knife, and add sprinkles if desired.
We hope you enjoy the delicious taste of this refined sugar-free cookie! If you have any new healthy dessert recipes, share your culinary wisdom with other health lifestyle fans in thecomments!DOWAN is here to be a part of your Balanced life, Full excitement journey!