Spelt Sugar Cookies

Spelt Sugar Cookies

Spelt Sugar Cookies


Sugar cookies are a staple around most holiday treat table. This recipe takes the traditional recipe and adds a healthy twist, with whole spelt and honey, and icing made with greek yogurt.



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups whole grain spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • Natural food colouring, sparkling sugar or coconut (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, honey and cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla until blended.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, beat until just combined.
  3. Divide dough in half. Flatten each into discs, wrap with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Roll dough into 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Use your favourite cookie cutter(s) to cut out shapes in the dough, re-rolling and cutting scraps as necessary.
  6. Place cookies 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper, and bake for 10-12 minutes, until bottoms and edges are lightly brown. Cool completely.
  7. To prepare icing, whisk together the powdered sugar, yogurt and rind. Pipe or drizzle over cookies and top with coconut, coloured sugar if desired.


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