Monday, January 21, 2008

Whole Wheat Snickerdoodles

Yes, I really did say Whole Wheat Snickerdoodles.

After purchasing a 5lb bag of whole wheat flour for the "Healthified" Chocolate Chip Cookies I made last week, I decided I needed to find other ways to use it. Surely in today's health conscious world there must be plenty of recipes using whole wheat here's one, a very tasty one! I love having long holiday weekends that give me time to do some fun baking! And a big thanks to one of my bestest friends ever, De, for telling me where to find cream of tartar in the supermarket. Sad, but true, I had never used it in a recipe before!

Whole Wheat Snickerdoodles

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cream butter and sugar till fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Beat well. Add dry ingredients (except for white sugar and cinnamon).

Combine white sugar and cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar cinnamon mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with a drinking glass.

Bake at 375 degrees F for about 8 minutes.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

De is the Queen of Cream of Tartar! She is the one who clued me into using it in my royal icing! I <3 De! :) The cookies sound good Robin! Let me know if you can think of anything to do with Rye Flour!! I've got 5 pounds of that!