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Holiday Recipe: Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

Posted Dec 21 2009 9:53am

One of my favorite parts about the holidays are the delicious treats that make their way into my tummy! One of the more popular treats during the holiday season are….COOKIES!!!

Everyone loves cookies..right?! So when my mom asked me to look up some cookie recipes, I was on it ASAP!

While searching the world wide web for interesting, yummy, and healthy cookies I was able to find this whole-wheat sugar cookie recipe.

It’s simple and healthy for the most part so I thought I’d give it a go.

I’m glad I did, cause they turned out really well! The best part bout it was that nobody knew they were whole wheat!

So if you’re looking to bake some great cookies for the holiday I highly recommend you check out the recipe below!

Nutrition Info

  • CALORIES – 126
  • FAT – 4g (sat 2g, mono 1g, poly 0.0g)
  • PROTEIN – 1g
  • CARBOHYDRATE – 22g
  • FIBER – 0.0g
  • CHOLESTEROL – 10mg
  • IRON – 0.0mg
  • SODIUM – 59mg
  • CALCIUM –  6mg

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract

Icing

  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  1. For cookies, whisk together first 4 ingredients (through baking soda) in a medium bowl.
  2. Beat butter and sugars together in a separate medium bowl until light and fluffy. Scrape down sides and bottom of bowl, and add the egg white and vanilla and almond extracts; beat until just combined.
  3. Add flour mixture, and stir until incorporated. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and chill for at least 4 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 325°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Dust a work surface with flour. Turn out chilled dough directly onto work surface. Roll dough out to a 1/4-inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes in dough, and gently transfer them to baking sheets. (You can reroll the scraps, just be sure to chill in between.)
  6. Bake cookies for 12 minutes or until set but not browned. Remove cookies from oven, and cool for 5 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. For the icing, whisk together all the icing ingredients in a large bowl until completely smooth. Mixture should have consistency of a glaze. (If it’s too thin, add a bit more sugar. If it’s too thick, add a few more drops of lemon juice.)
  8. Transfer icing to a pastry bag (or a zip-top plastic bag with a small hole in one of the bottom corners). First, outline the cookie or desired design, then fill it in. Let icing harden before serving. Cookies can be kept in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

source: http://recipes.health.com

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