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Bake-Off® Contest 27, 1976
Columbia, Maryland

Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

Whole wheat flour gives these cookies an appealing nutty flavor that's a nice foil for the lemon and sweet spices.

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  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

1
cup sugar
1/2
cup margarine or butter, softened
2
tablespoons milk
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1 3/4
cups whole wheat flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon nutmeg
2
tablespoons sugar
1/2
teaspoon cinnamon

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Steps

  • 1 In large bowl, combine 1 cup sugar and margarine; beat until light and fluffy. Add milk, lemon peel, vanilla and egg; blend well. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 7 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
  • 1 In large bowl, combine 1 cup sugar and margarine; beat until light and fluffy. Add milk, lemon peel, vanilla and egg; blend well. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 7 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

After cookies are baked and cooled, give them character with purchased frosting. Use it right from the container or try one of these quick ideas: • Colored frosting: Tint vanilla frosting with food color. • Icing Glaze: Place 1/2 cup purchased frosting in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on HIGH for 10 to 15 seconds or until glaze is smooth; stir. Quickly spread over cookies and allow to dry. • Marbelized glaze: Spread cookies with one color of icing glaze. Quickly drizzle another color on top; marble the two colors with a toothpick. • Easy icing lines: Place 3/4 cup purchased frosting in a heavy resealable plastic bag. Snip off a tiny tip of one corner; close the top and gently squeeze the frosting through the hole to make thin lines, squiggles, etc.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
95mg
95%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.