Monday, January 20, 2014

The Most Amazing Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies Ever

Yes, these are simply the best Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies you will ever taste!  My MaMa's been on a mission to find a knock-off recipe of her all time favorite cookie, but it had to contain Whole Wheat Flour, so she tried whole grain-ifying many different recipes, but it wasn't until she found a recipe on Vintage Revivals, and then made it her own, was she satisfied with quest.  I will attest.  These cookies are amazing...I took the bite out of the cookie in the picture.  Mmmmmm...good!

The Most Amazing Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies Ever

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For the Cookies:

1 c unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 c vegetable oil
1 1/4 c sugar
3/4 c powdered sugar
2 Tbs water
2 eggs
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp salt
3 c all purpose flour
2 1/2 - 3 c of Joseph's Grainery Soft White Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

For the Frosting:

4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
4 Tbs unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 - 1 c powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions For the Cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Cream together the butter, oil, sugars, water, eggs and lemon juice. 
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Mix until everything is combined. The dough should be a bit crumbly and not sticky at all. 
  • Roll golf ball sized balls of dough and place on a cookie sheet. 
  • Place 1/4 c sugar and a pinch of salt (in addition to the ingredients listed above) in a dish. Stick the bottom of a glass in it. Firmly press the glass into the center of each dough ball. 
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. Move cookies to a wire rack to cool. 

For the Frosting:

  • Place the cream cheese and butter in a medium mixing bowl and use a spatula to soften them. 
  • Once the mixture is well blended and smooth, sift in the powdered sugar and continue beating until smooth. 
  • Add the vanilla and stir to combine. 
  • Frost the cookies, once the cookies have completely cooled.


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