Hi Everyone! This guest post is brought to you by Ashley at Getting Stronger, Burning Fat.
Here is a healthier take on the perfect Holiday cookie, Sugar Cookies! This recipe uses Whole Wheat Flour instead of white flour which makes the cookies fluffier and healthier!
I didn’t have Meringue Power, so I couldn’t make Royal Icing but these would be perfect with Holiday frosting and decorations!
All you need is….
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar (I used Raw Turbinado Sugar)
(1 stick) unsalted butter, softened (I used Land O’Lakes Light Butter)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk (I used Skim Milk)
In a medium bowl, 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 ½ cup at a time and mix until blended.
Next, form dough into a disc, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least an hour, or until firm. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out until thin, about 1/8 inch. Cut into desired shapes, sprinkle with sugar and place on the prepared sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Makes about 4 dozen 2-inch cutout cookies.
Do you have a favorite holiday cookie recipe? How do you make it a little healthier? What is your favorite holiday cookie?