Thursday, December 22, 2011

Soft, Yummy Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies


I found a whole wheat sugar cookie recipe we all loved….thanks Katie!

Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

  • 3/4 cup ww pastry flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt 
  • 1/4 tsp. plus 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 cup Evaporated Cane Juice (Sucanat) or coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup butter or coconut oil

Combine dry ingredients and mix very, very well. In a separate bowl, melt butter, then stir in vanilla and milk. Pour dry into wet and mix again. Form balls or roll out (not too thin), then use a cookie cutter to make shapes.

Katie says…..If you want soft cookies, you’ll need to get the dough very cold. (So roll the balls first, then fridge until cold.)  We couldn’t wait!

Cook in a 325F preheated oven for 5 minutes. They will look very underdone when you take them out, but that’s ok. Let cool…..enjoy!

Makes about 1 dozen cookies depending on size.

Yes, I brought sugar back into our home!  So if I am going to use sugar, what kind should I use?  Well, we used Organic Evaporated Cane Juice.  Yes, it comes from the sugar cane just like your regular sugar.  However, it is NOT heavily processed and does still contain some amounts of vitamins and minerals.  Calories?  Yes, the same but that is not what I am concerned with.  We do now own one small bag of the Organic Evaporated Cane Juice. Winking smile  You can read more about Organic Evaporated Cane Juice and other sugars here…. Wikipedia - Evaporated Cane Juice.

They really were delish!  Do you have a (somewhat) healthy cookie recipe to share?

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