Celebrating National Sugar Cookie Day

July 9th was National Sugar Cookie Day so in an effort to celebrate every wacky holiday with a positive and healthy mindset, we have decided to share our favorite healthy sugar cookie recipe, which replaces some butter with non-fat plain yogurt. The recipe makes 4 dozen sugar cookies in 25 minutes so check it out below:


  • 2 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ cup of butter, softened
  • ¼ cup of nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 ½ cups of white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Stir flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a small bowl
  3. Beat butter, yogurt, and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth
  4. Add egg, allowing it to blend into butter mixture
  5. Beat in vanilla extract
  6. Mix in flour mixture until just incorporated
  7. Roll into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet
  8. Bake in preheated oven until golden, 8-10 minutes
  9. Let stand on baking sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks

We’re not the only ones who love this recipe, check out these reviews:

  • “Delicious! They turned out beautifully! They were fluffy and light and you couldn’t tell they were “healthier”” –Courtney
  • “Turned out great. Still nice and soft and it’s 4 days later!!” –Anna
  • “One of the best cookie recipes I have ever tried. I liked these better than the original recipe! Brought these to a picnic and everyone loved them.”—Anonymous