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Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

10-13 minutes
Serves: 2-1/2 dozen cookies

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp margarine or butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 fresh large egg
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp lowfat milk
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 ground cinnamon


  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 ° F.

1. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream margarine or butter and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy.

2. Add egg, vanilla, and milk and mix for one minute until smooth. Scrape the sides of the bowl.

3. In a small bowl, combine together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients gradually to the creamed mixture and mix on low speed for one minute until well blended. Scrape the sides of the bowl.

4. Portion dough by rounded teaspoons onto lightly greased cookie sheets.

5. Combine 2 Tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon and sprinkle over cookies.

6. Bake for 10-13 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.

Nutrients per serving
1 cookie

Calories 76 Saturated fat.6 g Iron.4 mg

Protein 1 g Cholesterol 8 mg Calcium 14 mg

Carbohydrate 12 mg Vitamin A 32 RE Sodium 102 mg

Total Fat 2.6 g Vitamin C 0 mg Dietary Fiber 1 g


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