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Einkorn sugar cookie

Homemade Einkorn Sugar Cookie Recipe

An easy, old-fashioned cookie based on my great-grandmother’s sugar cookie recipe. This Einkorn sugar cookie recipe makes a decadent, melt-in-your-mouth cookie. Your cookie jar will be empty before your oven gets cold!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Refrigeration for use with cookie cutters: 2 hrs
Servings: 24 Makes 2 1/2 - 3 dozen depending on size of cookie cutter or dropped scoop
Calories: 218kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 ⅓ cup sugar
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 cups all-purpose Einkorn flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla - (1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring - optional)
Instructions
Instructions
  • In a medium size bowl, combine flour, soda, and salt. (I received a mixing tool from my kids for my birthday one year and I have to say I never want to be without it!)
  • In a medium size mixing bowl cream sugars and butter together.
  • Add eggs one at a time until well blended.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients, mixing well.  Add vanilla while mixing. Mix just until all ingredients are well combined.
To Roll Dough For Use With Cookie Cutters:
  • Refrigerate the dough for 2 hours.
  • Then separate the dough into two equal balls (as close as you can get to it)
  • You can lightly dust the rolling surface with flour but I prefer to place the dough ball between two sheets of parchment paper and roll it out. Roll dough to 1/4″ thickness.
  • Cut with cookie cutters and repeat until all the dough is used. Shape and bake any “scrap” pieces of dough after you have cut your cookies.
To Make An Old-Fashioned Dropped Sugar Cookie (my preferred method)
  • Scoop out a well-rounded teaspoon (like you stir tea or coffee with) of dough.
  • Roll it into a ball.  
  • Place each ball onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and use the smooth, flat bottom of a glass or other object to pat out flat. I use a wooden spoon or my fingers.  
Baking Directions:
  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F for 15 minutes
  • Place your baking rack in the middle of the oven and put the cookie sheet in.
  • Bake until the edges are golden brown. In my gas oven, this is around 9-10 mins.  We like them crunchy on the edges, but soft in the middle so this is the time I use. Use 8 minutes and check for completely soft cookies. Use 12 minutes for firmer cookies.
  • Let them cool on the pan for 2 minutes then remove to a cooling rack.
  • As soon as they are cool, store them in an airtight container.
To Frost or Not to Frost
  • A truly old-fashioned sugar cookie recipe is not frosted, but it is melt in the mouth delicious. We enjoy them frosted with buttercream frosting, especially during the holidays.

Notes

I use only organic, non-gmo ingredients and yard eggs. You can use what you like to use.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Einkorn Sugar Cookie Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
218
Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
41
mg
14
%
Sodium
 
173
mg
8
%
Potassium
 
41
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
33
g
11
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
17
g
19
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
266
IU
5
%
Calcium
 
14
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.