These are the first thing I have baked with 100% whole wheat flour that I have really liked. Whole wheat is very popular these days, what with the nutritional benefits and all, and the good news is you and your kids will actually like these.
A darling little girl was copying the recipe very carefully and slowly, so I leaned over her shoulder and snapped a few pictures of the recipe. All I know is it's vintage Betty Crocker. I didn't get the name of the cookie or the book...
I'll call them,
Whoa! Whole wheat? Spice Cookies!
1 1/2 sticks butter (unsalted)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon (note teaspoons, not Tablespoons...)
3/4 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp ground ginger (powder)
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups whole wheat flour
Preheat oven to 350. Grease cookie sheets.
Beat butter, sugar, baking soda, salt and spices in bowl until smooth. Then beat in molasses, egg, then flour. Refrigerate for 30 minutes up to 24 hours (cover.) (I did mine for about 15 and it was fine...) Scoop out cookies with Tablespoon measure (a little less) and put on sheet. Bake for 11-12 minutes. (I did mine for 11 each time on the nose. They are a little puffy, but almost instantly will deflate and get the nice cracks on top.) SOOO good!!!
These will be M's after school snack with some milk and banana.
Do you have whole wheat recipe favorites?