Whole Wheat Nutmeg Cookies2017-02-17T17:20:48+00:00

Project Description

nutmeg-cookies

Our dainty, delicate Pastry Flour is great in this nostalgic sugar cookie recipe from Sunset Magazine. The nutty qualities often found in whole wheat flour take a backseat in this cookie. It tastes of motherly love, pure and simple.

Whole Wheat Nutmeg Cookies

Makes 3 dozen.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups Community Grains Pastry Flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Baking Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat butter, granulated sugar, and powdered sugar until smooth. Add oil, egg, and vanilla and beat until well blended.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. Stir into butter mixture, then beat until well blended. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and freeze until dough is firm, about 1 hour.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on buttered or cooking parchment-lined 12- by 15-inch baking sheets. Flatten each cookie slightly with a floured fork.
  4. Bake cookies in a 350°F oven until edges are lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes; if baking more than one pan at a time, switch pan positions halfway through baking. Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then use a wide spatula to transfer to racks to cool completely.