whole wheat cookies recipe

Whole-Wheat Cookies

These cookies are slightly sweet, with a delicate texture. The cinnamon sugar topping provides the perfect complement, but can be omitted. If you're making animal shapes, you might want a spoonful of currants to use for eyes.
3 hours
10 minutes
3 hours 10 minutes
whole wheat cookies recipe
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cups Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg Yolk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder

Stir together and set aside:

Cream together until light and fluffy:
Unsalted Butter
Packed Light Brown Sugar

Beat in:
Egg Yolk
Vanilla Extract

Whisk together then add:
All-Purpose Flour
Whole-Wheat Flour
Baking Powder

Mix just until all ingredients are well blended. Chill dough for 3-4 hours before rolling. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4" thickness. Cut out with your favorite Ann Clark cookie cutter.

Whisk until frothy:
1 large egg white

Lightly brush beaten egg white on the cookies and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly colored. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.