Healthy Sugar Cookie Recipe, easy to make. Soft and chewy cookies

Poppy Seed Lemon Cookies, a healthy cookie

Bursting with lemon flavor.  These cookies are clean eating/real food and made with a healthier sweetener.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 73 kcal
Author Cynthia


  • 1 1/3 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 4 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 10 TBL Butter
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Large Egg Yolk
  • 1 TBL Lemon Extract


  1. Combine white whole wheat flour, 1 tablespoon of the poppy seeds, sea salt, baking soda and baking powder in a medium bowl. Mix well

  2. Using a coffee grinder or your blender, grind the coconut sugar until fine and powdery.

  3. Using a stand mixer, beat the butter until creamy.  Slowly add the coconut sugar.  Beat for about 3 minutes or until light and creamy.  

  4. Add the egg and the egg yolk and continue to mix.  Then add the lemon extract.  Mix about 1 minute

  5. Slowly add the flour mixture until combined. Scrape down sides as necessary.

  6. Cover and let rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

  7. Preheat oven t9 350°  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  8. Place one scant tablespoon of dough on the parchment paper.  Leave about 2 inches between cookies.  You should have 12 cookies on the sheet.

  9. Bake for 4 minutes and then turn the cookie sheet and bake another 4 or 5 minutes.  Centers should be soft.  

  10. When the cookies are done, let them cool on the cookie sheet.  Continue to bake the rest of the cookies in the same manner.