Soft Sugar Cookies

A slight deviation from standard sugar cookies, this recipe uses Greek yogurt to give the cookies extra moisture.

soft sugar cookies on a plate with a napkin in the background


  • ½ cup (120 ml) 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (110 g) butter, softened
  • 1½ cup (180 g) powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon (2 g) almond extract
  • 1 cup (120 g) whole wheat flour
  • 1½ cup (150 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar


  1. Heat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Place yogurt, egg, vanilla, butter, powdered sugar, and almond extract into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  3. Select Variable 1.
  4. Turn machine on and slowly increase to the highest speed.
  5. Blend for 30 seconds.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
  7. Stir together the liquid from the Vitamix container into the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl. Let batter sit, refrigerated, for 2 to 3 hours.
  8. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to ⅛ inch (0.3 cm) thick and place on a baking sheet. Score into 18 pieces.
  9. Bake for 8 minutes.
  10. Remove and rescore the cookies. Cool and cut into pieces.

Chef's Notes

Skip the artificially colored sprinkles and candied cherries to adorn your cookies and instead decorate with a selection of nature’s ingredients: nuts, seeds, dried fruits.