Whole wheat sugar cookies


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With a fluffy middle and golden edges, these holiday cookies will be sure to delight. With whole wheat flour they’re not only tasty but healthy as well! Try them today!

Prepping Time

20 Mins

Total Time

2 Hours 20 Mins


Serves 32 (serving size: 1 cookie)


  • 2 cups of Whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 10 tablespoons of butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1-ounce of 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of grated lemon rind
  • Naturally colored sparkling sugar (optional)


  1. To prepare cookies, weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, and cream cheese in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg; beat until well blended. Add vanilla; beat until blended. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture; beat just until combined.
  2. Flatten dough into a 6-inch disk; wrap with plastic wrap. Chill 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  4. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut out 32 cookies, using a 2- or 3-inch cutter, rerolling scraps as necessary. Place cookies 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake 12 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool.
  5. To prepare icing, whisk together powdered sugar, yogurt, and rind; drizzle over cookies. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar, if desired. Let stand on a wire rack until icing is set, about 15 minutes.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 84
  • Fat 4.2g
  • Satfat 2.5g
  • Monofat 1.1g
  • Polyfat 0.3g
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 11g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Cholesterol 16mg
  • Iron 0.0mg
  • Sodium 46mg
  • Calcium 8mg
  • Sugars 5g
  • added sugars 5g

Found: https://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/iced-whole-wheat-sugar-cookies

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