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Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

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Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 36
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Whole wheat flour gives these cookies an appealing nutty flavor that's a nice foil for the lemon and sweet spices.
Updated Apr 30, 2010
Bake-Off® Contest 27, 1976
Bake-Off® Contest 27, 1976
Jane Harris
Columbia, Maryland

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

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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.

Nutrition Information

80 Calories, 3g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 11g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
25
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
95mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
6g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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