Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

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Ingredient List: 

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
2 tablespoons 2% milk
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 to 2 tablespoons sugar


In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together sugar and butter until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg, milk, extracts and mix well. Blend together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, nutmeg and orange peel. Add to egg mixture and continue to mix until well blended. 

Shape dough into balls, using about 2 teaspoons each. Roll in granulated sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet coated with cooking spray. Flatten cookie slightly. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 9 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pan for 2 minutes and transfer to wire rack.

Calories/Serving:  71
Servings:  Provides 3 dozen cookies.
Nutrition:    One cookie provides approximately: 71 calories, 1 g protein, 11 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 3 g fat (2 g saturated, 0 trans fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 2 mcg folate, 0 mg iron, 78 mg sodium.

Source:  Wheat Foods Council (Recipe provided by Kansas Wheat Offices)