Whole wheat sugar cookies made with freshly ground flour. Perfection.
Oh my goodness.
Seriously, I’ve eaten a dozen of these things in the last four hours. No joke.
They’re the perfect chewy cookie. Not too hard, not too soft. Just right with a glass of milk.
I used freshly ground hard red wheat, though I think hard white or soft white would be just as good. The trick is using the flour freshly ground in order to get that perfect combination of chewy crunchiness.
Apple Pie Spice Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies
Makes approx. 35 cookies
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder; OR 1/2 tsp baking soda plus 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 c. shortening
- 1/4 c. butter, softened to room temp
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 1 tsp apple pie spice**
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp white sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
**Apple Pie Spice
- 1/4 c cinnamon
- 2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp ground ginger
Mix together and store in an airtight container.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the flour (not including the topping). Mix together very well.
Stir in the flour until thoroughly combined.
Shape the dough into walnut sized balls, and place them about 2 in. apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Use a fork to slightly flatten each cookie.
Combine the sugar and cinnamon for the topping, and sprinkle over each cookie.
Bake at 375* for 8-10 minutes. They might look slightly undercooked, but they’ll be perfect once they cool. Transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.
I beg you. Make these. After his first cookie tonight, my husband said to me, “Please don’t tell me you’re making these to take to somebody else!” Nope, not this time. But I can’t guarantee they’ll make it through the night!