Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies


Okay, I have to admit it- I have the biggest sweet tooth! I love to have a nice dessert after dinner. But, all of that sweetness is catching up with me :( So I need to compromise, right? 
So, lately I have been experimenting with recipes that still let me enjoy a yummy dessert, but are healthier. Enter:
I've never used whole wheat flour! I've been kind of intimidated by it! But I was low on white flour, and knew the health benefits of using wheat over white. So to google I went in search of a recipe I could make, with all ingredients I have on hand. I came across several recipes for sugar cookies. Some had things I didn't have in my pantry, so I mix and matched recipes and came up with this one. Enjoy!

1 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 c. butter (I used Can't Believe it's Not Butter Squeeze- was out of butter!)
2 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
2 c. whole wheat flour
2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Make It: 
 Preheat oven to 375. Add the first 9 ingredients to a large bowl
 Mix well
 Slowly add the flour in and mix
 Yum! I LOVE cookie batter! Yes, I know, I know.....

 Shape dough in to 1" balls. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl
 Roll the dough balls in the sugar-cinnamon mix and coat well
 Place on cookie sheet and slightly flatten
 Looks good! BTW, I love-love-love my Pampered Chef stones. Yes, they aren't pretty for my photography purposes. But they are my favorite pieces of bakeware. So ignore my brown, well-seasoned cookie sheet :)
 Bake for 8-11 minutes (I did 11). Cool and enjoy. They will be soft in the center

 I really enjoyed these! Not as sweet as my normal sugar cookies. They actually taste a lot like snickerdoodles. But with low-fat butter, less sugar, and whole wheat flour, they were much healthier!

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