Whole-Wheat Sugar Cookies

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Whole-Wheat Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Whole-Wheat Sugar Cookies

The holidays are officially here. Merry Christmas! Typically, this time of year we gain a few pounds thanks to all that delicious holiday food and drink. Well, this year, instead of gaining weight, enjoy a healthier holiday with these delicious healthy desserts perfect for every holiday party. You don’t have to say “no” to cookies this year. Instead, try this delicious Whole-Wheat Sugar Cookie recipe from Health. At only 126 calories per 3-inch cookie, you can definitely afford to indulge a little bit.

Ingredients

    Cookies
  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • Icing
  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the flour, whole-wheat flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Beat butter and sugars together in another medium bowl until light and fluffy. Then, add the egg white, and extracts and beat until combined.
  3. Add the flour and sugar mixture together and stir until mixed. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees (F) and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Dust counter with flour and roll the dough out to ¼ inch thickness. Use cookie-cutters in your favorite holiday shapes to create the cookies. Place completed shapes on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes or until set, but not browned. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack.
  7. For the icing, whisk together the three icing ingredients in a large bowl until smooth. It should have the consistency of glaze. If it’s too thin, add more sugar. If it’s too thick, add more lemon juice.
  8. Ice your cookies using a pastry bag.
  9. Let the icing harden before serving.
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