Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

 

These delicious, whole grain sugar cookies come from the Bob’s Red Mill Baking Book and are perfect for making into holiday shapes.

Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

 

Recipe:
  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 pound Unsalted Butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tbsp Milk (cow, soy, rice)
  • 1 Sugar for sprinkling

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly oil 2 baking sheets or line them with parchment paper.In a medium bowl, sift or whisk together the flour with the baking powder and salt.In another bowl, cream the sugar with the butter until light lemon-yellow, about 4 minutes. Beat in the egg until incorporated. Stir in the vanilla and milk, then add the flour mixture 1Ž2 cup at a time and mix until blended.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until firm.

On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out until thin, about 1/8 inch. Cut into desired shapes, sprinkle with sugar, and place on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until browned. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Yields approximately 4 dozen cookies.