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The Best Sugar Cookies Made With Fresh Milled Flour

These are the BEST Sugar Cookies and they are made with fresh milled flour! Sink your teeth into their soft, chewy goodness—a delightful experience! Also, before they hit the oven, each dough ball gets rolled in sugar, adding that extra touch of sweetness and irresistible texture. There is something so amazing about these simple flavors put together!

plate of Sugar Cookies made with fresh milled flour
A plate of fresh baked homemade sugar cookies made with fresh milled flour, so good!

These are not the kind that you cut out and frost, but if that is what you are looking for, then you are in luck! Because I have a wonderful cut out cookie recipe HERE. Just make sure for this recipe, or any of my cookie recipes you are using real butter, and not margarine or butter spread. However, if you are looking for a butter alternative, you can use coconut oil (Should be in it’s hard form at room temperature.) Also, watch me make my grandmother’s cut out sugar cookies HERE.

start with softened butter
Make sure the butter is super softened, but not melted.

Creaming The Butter And Sugar

Creaming butter and sugar is the heart of these sugar cookies. A simple, but crucial step where softened butter and sugar join forces, blending until light and fluffy. This creamy base isn’t just a step; it’s the foundation, ensuring a tender crumb and that sought-after soft chewy texture in every bite of these delightful cookies. Also, make sure to use real butter, and not margarine! Margarine will cause the cookies to spread because of the higher moisture content.

creamed butter and sugar
A close up of perfectly creamed butter and sugar. The best indications of this are that the mixture turns lighter in color, and increases in volume as you beat it.

What To Eat With Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are versatile and pair well with various accompaniments. So, here are some tasty options:

  1. Coffee or Tea: Enjoy sugar cookies with a cup of coffee or tea. The subtle sweetness of the cookie contrasts beautifully with the bitterness of coffee or the aromatic notes of tea.
  2. Milk: The classic combination! Dunking sugar cookies into a glass of cold milk enhances their flavor and adds a creamy element to your snack time.
  3. Fruit: Fresh fruits like strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries can balance the sweetness of sugar cookies. Consider serving them alongside the cookies or as a topping.
  4. Ice Cream: Create an indulgent dessert by sandwiching a scoop of your favorite ice cream between two sugar cookies. It’s a delightful treat that combines the warmth of the cookie with the cold creaminess of the ice cream.
  5. Yogurt or Whipped Cream: Serve sugar cookies with a dollop of yogurt or whipped cream for a light and refreshing pairing.
  6. Chocolate: Whether it’s chocolate chips, a drizzle of melted chocolate, or a side of chocolate ganache, the combination of sugar cookies and chocolate is a winner.

Remember, the beauty of sugar cookies lies in their adaptability, so feel free to get creative with your pairings and enjoy experimenting with different flavors!

bitten fresh milled flour sugar cookies
You can see the nice cookie texture on the inside after I snuck a bite!

Ingredients To Make Fresh Milled Flour Sugar Cookies

For The Sugar Cookie Dough

  • 2&1/3 cups fresh milled flour 300g (I milled soft white wheat berries)
  • 1 tsp baking powder 4g
  • 1/2 tsp salt 3g
  • 1 cup softened butter 227g (not melted)
  • 1&1/2 cup sugar 300g
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 5g
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 5g

For the Topping

  • 1/4 cup sugar 50g (For rolling the dough balls in before baking)
rolling dough for sugar cookies made with fresh milled flour in sugar
I like to switch it up, and use different kinds of sugar on the outside this is a thicker turbinado sugar that doesn’t melt while baking, so it ads an extra crunch to the exterior, but soft on the inside.

Instructions To Make Fresh Milled Flour Sugar Cookies

  1. Firstly, mill the flour, I like to use soft white wheat for these.
  2. Add baking powder and salt to the freshly milled flour. Mix together and set aside.
  3. Then, prepare your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Preheat oven to 375*F
  5. In a small bowl, pour in the topping sugar and set aside.
  6. In a stand mixer (or could use a hand mixer) combine softened butter and sugar. Beat until the mixture is light and fluffy, start slow, and then increase speed. (This should take about 3-5 minutes) Also, make sure to scrape the bowl sides down a couple times to ensure even mixing.
  7. Once the butter and sugar are creamed, (Don’t skip that step) then add the egg, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Beat this mixture on medium- low speed until combined.
  8. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low until just combined. Make sure to scrape down the sides a couple times as needed for even mixing.
  9. Then, using a 2 TBSP cookie scoop, scoop out dough balls, and place them in the sugar topping bowl. Roll each dough ball in the topping to cover completely.
  10. Place each cookie dough ball on the prepared cookie sheet 2-3 inches apart from each other. (These cookies will flatten and spread during baking.)
  11. Bake for 9-12 minutes, or until edges have set, but the centers still look a bit gooey. The cookies may look puffy in the oven, but will fall when the cool.
  12. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then remove them to a wire rack to cool the rest of the way.
close up of dough ball rolled in sugar ready to bake
Close up of a beautiful fresh milled flour sugar cookie dough ball rolled in sugar waiting to be baked.

How To Store These Sugar Cookies Made With Fresh Milled Flour

These cookies are amazing served warm or at room temperature. If you aren’t going to finish the cookies in a couple days, then I recommend to put them in a freezer safe container, and freeze them for up to 6 months. Just let them come to room temperature, then enjoy!

Sugar Cookie made with fresh milled flour
These fresh milled flour sugar cookies are simply delicious! Let me know if you give them a try in the comments below!

Freezing Sugar Cookie Dough

I love to have all kinds of cookie dough in my freezer ready to go whenever a craving strikes. This cookie dough also freezes very well. So, I like to scoop them in the dough balls, roll in sugar, then place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Make sure the cookie dough balls aren’t touching, because you don’t want them to stick together. Then, place the tray of sugar cookie dough balls in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours. Once they are frozen, place them in a freezer safe bag or container or up to 3 months. I bake them from frozen, just add 1 or 2 more minutes to the baking time. Enjoy!

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Sugar Cookie made with fresh milled flour

Sugar Cookies made with fresh milled flour

These are the BEST Sugar Cookies and they are made with fresh milled flour! Sink your teeth into their soft, chewy goodness—a delightful experience! Also, before they hit the oven, each dough ball gets rolled in sugar, adding that extra touch of sweetness and irresistible texture. There is something so amazing about these simple flavors put together!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 28 cookies

Ingredients
  

Sugar Cookie Dough Ingredients

  • 2&1/3 cups fresh milled flour 300g I milled soft white wheat berries
  • 1 tsp baking powder 4g
  • 1/2 tsp salt 3g
  • 1 cup softened butter 227g
  • 1&1/2 cup sugar 300g
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 5g
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 5g

Dough Topping Ingredient

  • 1/4 cup sugar 50g For rolling the dough balls in before baking

Instructions
 

  • Firstly, mill the flour, I like to use soft white wheat for these.
  • Add baking powder and salt to the freshly milled flour. Mix together and set aside.
  • Then, prepare your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Preheat oven to 375*F
  • In a small bowl, pour in the topping sugar and set aside.
  • In a stand mixer (or could use a hand mixer) combine softened butter and sugar. Beat until the mixture is light and fluffy, start slow, and then increase speed. (This should take about 3-5 minutes) Make sure to scrape the bowl sides down a couple times to ensure even mixing.
    start with softened butter
  • Once the butter and sugar are creamed, (Don’t skip that step) then add the egg, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Beat this mixture on medium- low speed until combined.
    creamed butter and sugar
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low until just combined. Make sure to scrape down the sides a couple times as needed for even mixing.
  • Then, using a 2 TBSP cookie scoop, scoop out dough balls, and place them in the sugar topping bowl. Roll each dough ball in the topping to cover completely.
    rolling dough for sugar cookies made with fresh milled flour in sugar
  • Place each cookie dough ball on the prepared cookie sheet 2-3 inches apart from each other. (These cookies will flatten and spread during baking.)
    close up of dough ball rolled in sugar ready to bake
  • Bake for 9-12 minutes, or until edges have set, but the centers still look a bit gooey. The cookies may look puffy in the oven, but will fall when the cool.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then remove them to a wire rack to cool the rest of the way.
    Sugar Cookie made with fresh milled flour

Notes

These cookies are amazing served warm or at room temperature. If you aren’t going to finish the cookies in a couple days, then I recommend to put them in a freezer safe container, and freeze them for up to 6 months. Just let them come to room temperature, then enjoy!
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Delicious. Easy to make. Excellent directions. I skipped rolling them in sugar and they are still amazing!! Great recipe, thanks!

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