Whole Wheat Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies
I love a good sugar cookie. Even more than eating them, I love baking the most perfectly textured, soft and chewy, yet crisp cookie. The best part about sugar cookie baking, is the decorating! At Christmas time, I make Jordan do them with me and it’s a tradition I’d like to continue each year with our future family! For Valentine’s Day, I let him off the hook, though it would have been a fun date night idea (for me – ha!). He always happily obliges, even if it’s not really his thing.
For these Valentine’s day sugar cookies, I made them slightly healthier by using whole wheat flour, so I definitely don’t feel as guilty eating them. I always feel like sugar cookies taste better for longer than cookies like chocolate chip cookies, which I personally feel only taste good right out of the oven.
Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup All-purpose Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
1 cup Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Paste (can substitute pure vanilla extract)
In a bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder and salt.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment to cream the butter and sugar on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
With the mixer on low speed, slowly add in the flour mixture until the dough begins to come together.
Shape the dough into a disc and wrap with plastic wrap. Chill for 1 hour.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out your dough to roughly 1/4 inch thickness. Use your cookie cutter to cut shapes in your dough. Move the cut out cookie to a parchment lined baking sheet. Leave a little space between each cookie. (These cookies do not spread too much).
Bake for 15- 20 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies just start to brown.
Allow the cookies to cool slightly before transferring them to a wire cooling rack.
When cookies are completely cooled, you can decorate with your favourite icing.
I used Royal Icing, link to recipe to follow