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A healthier sugar cookie

May 31, 2010

The last time Carl and I were visiting our parents I found an awesome sugar cookie recipe from allrecipes.com. I love using this site because it allows people to post their reviews and suggestions for the recipes, which is incredibly helpful. Last night I was contemplating a trip to One Hot Cookie when I realized that we could make the same product ourselves for less money and maybe even a little bit healthier. While these still taste like “traditional” sugar cookies, the wheat flour adds a “nuttiness” to their flavor which I really like.

Healthier Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 c. butter, softened (It is very important to make sure that the butter is nice and soft otherwise you will have crumbly, hard cookies)
  • 1 1/2 c. turbinado sugar (like Sugar in the Raw)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.

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2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla.

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3. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.

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Your dough will look something like this and will be a bit crumbly.

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4. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets.

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Note: You may want to press the dough down a bit because the cookies won’t “fall and spread” as much as if you used regular white flour.

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You can even get a little creative with them and put chocolate chips or dried fruit on top of them if you’d like.

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3. Bake 10 minutes and remove from oven (yes, even if they don’t seem quite done yet). Let stand on cookie sheet for two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

Note: The cookies come out best when you cook one sheet at a time and for some reason the last batch of cookies are the best tasting of the bunch.

Enjoy!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 31, 2010 3:34 pm

    Interesting, when I think of sugar cookies I always think of cut-outs…

    • May 31, 2010 7:58 pm

      Funny 🙂 You can make them with a cookie press or roll the dough out and use cookie cutters but we have neither so these work just fine.

  2. June 1, 2010 11:30 am

    When I make sugar cookies, my mother in law taught me to dip a damp glass bottom into sugar then press your cookie balls down. Then you get a flat cookie with a light dusting of sugar on top!

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