Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

For an after-school snack, or as a treat to prepare with your kids, these cookies are delicious and because they contain whole wheat flour are almost guiltless!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 24 cookies


2 cups whole wheat flour 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 
1/2 cup butter or margarine 
1 cup granulated sugar 
1 egg 
1 tablespoon grated orange peel 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
2 tablespoons low-fat milk 


1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
2 tablespoons granulated sugar 


  1. In small bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Set aside. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter or margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 1 minute. Add the granulated sugar; beat mixture until combined. Stir in egg, orange peel and vanilla; beat mixture until well combined. 
  3. Stir in the flour mixture and milk just until combined. 
  4. Shape into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly with bottom of a glass dipped in topping mixture. 
  5. Bake cookies in a preheated 375 degrees F oven 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Information

Per cookie: 74 cal, 3 g fat, 13 mg chol, 59 mg sodium, 12 g carbo, 1 g fiber, 1 g pro, 1 mcg folate.