Whole Wheat Spice Cookies

Whole Wheat Spice Cookies

In trying to find a healthy “treat” for my husband and me, I ran across a sugar cookie recipe made with whole wheat flour. I made the recipe but decided it needed a little sprucing up. For me, a hearty cookie calls for spicy ingredients. My husband now says they are just about his favorite cookie! We have made them several times and really enjoy them.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cups Splenda
1/2 cup light butter, softened
1 large egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
Grated Orange Rind (grate the rind from about 1/2 an orange)
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Beat sugar, Splenda, and butter on low speed with an electric mixer until blended. Beat until light and creamy, about 3 minutes, occasionally scraping side of bowl with spatula. Beat in egg and almond extract. Mix in flours, baking powder, salt, orange rind, and cinnamon.

Divide dough in half – flatten each half into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate 2 hours or until dough is firm enough to roll.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough out on floured surface to about 1/8 inch thick and cut with cookie cutters. Place, 1 inch apart, on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on metal racks.