Sugar cookies are one of those timeless treats that everyone loves. They are simple, versatile, and fun to make and decorate. Whether you enjoy them plain, sprinkled with sugar, or frosted with colorful glaze, sugar cookies are always a hit.
But did you know that you can make sugar cookies even better by using Organic Einkorn flour? Einkorn is the oldest and most original form of wheat, dating back thousands of years. It has a mild and nutty flavor that adds depth and richness to baked goods. You can buy Organic All-Purpose Einkorn Flour right here on our website!
If you’re curious about baking with einkorn flour, these sugar cookies are a great place to start. They are easy to make with just a few basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
Here’s What You’ll Need to Make Einkorn Sugar Cookies:
For the Cookies:
- Organic All-Purpose Einkorn Flour: This is the main ingredient that gives the cookies their structure and flavor. Einkorn flour is high in protein, iron, fiber, thiamine, and other B vitamins. It also contains lutein, a powerful antioxidant that can protect your eyes from damage and disease.
- Butter: Provides richness and flavor to the cookies.
- Granulated Sugar: Sweetens the cookies.
- Cream Cheese: Adds richness, moisture, and a subtle tanginess to the cookies.
- Egg: Adds moisture and helps bind the ingredients together.
- Vanilla Extract: Enhances the overall flavor of the cookies.
- Cream of Tartar: Aids in creating a light and tender texture for the cookies.
- Baking Powder: Helps the cookies rise and provides a softer texture.
- Salt: Enhances the overall flavor of the cookies.
For the Glaze:
- Powdered Sugar: Used as the base for the glaze and provides sweetness.
- Milk: Provides moisture and helps achieve the desired consistency of the glaze.
- Karo Syrup: Enhances the shine and texture of the glaze.
- Extract (Almond, Lemon, Vanilla, or Raspberry): Adds flavor and aroma to the glaze, allowing for flavor customization.
These einkorn sugar cookies are a wonderful way to enjoy a classic treat with an ancient twist. They are soft, chewy, and full of flavor. You can customize them with different shapes, colors, and decorations to suit any occasion. They are also perfect for sharing with your friends and family, or keeping them all to yourself.
If you have any leftover cookies, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, or freeze them for up to three months. To freeze them, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until firm, then transfer them to a freezer bag or container. To thaw them, let them sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes before glazing or eating.
We hope you enjoy these einkorn sugar cookies as much as we do. If you try them, please let us know how they turned out in the comments below. And if you love baking with Einkorn flour, don’t forget to check out our other recipes right here at Ancient Grains.
Einkorn Sugar Cookies
For the Cookies
- 1/2 Cup Butter at room temperature
- 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Cream Cheese
- 1 Large Egg
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2 Cups
Organic All-Purpose Einkorn Flour
For the Glaze
- 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 3 Tbsp Milk
- 3 Tbsp Karo Syrup
- 1/3 tsp Extract: Almond, Lemon, Vanilla, or Raspberry
- Beat the room temperature butter, sugar, and cream cheese together in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer. The mixture should be light and fluffy.
- Add vanilla and eggs to the butter mixture and mix until combined. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the side of the bowl to make sure all the butter mixture is combined.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the cream of tarter, baking powder, salt, and all-purpose einkorn flour. Mix until combined.
- With the mixer on low, slowly combine the flour mixture with the butter mixture. Scrape the sides of the bowl down as needed. Do not over-mix.
- Chill the dough in the fridge for 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Sprinkle a little flour on your countertop and roll out half of the dough. Try to get the dough as even as possible. The dough should be about 1/3- 1/2″ thick.
- Use any shape of cookie cutter to cut the dough. Lay the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet about 1″ apart.
- Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden brown.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack.
How to Make the Sugar Cookie Glaze
- Combine the powdered sugar, milk, Karo syrup and your favorite extract in a medium mixing bowl. Use a wire whisk to combine all the ingredients. There shouldn’t be any lumps. Add an additional tablespoon of milk to the glaze if needed. The glaze should be smooth and shiny.
- It works great to add the glaze to a piping bag or a condiment bottle with a small opening to glaze the cookies. You can do an outline of a shape and then fill in the rest of the glaze or you can drip the glaze over the edges for a fully glazed cookie.
Jill Baird is the blogger and baker behind The Carefree Kitchen. She loves experimenting with flavors in the kitchen. She loves to celebrate life with friends and family, and of course, great food! She loves grilling, baking, cooking and putting her own spin on all the classics. Check out more of her recipes at thecarefreekitchen.com.