Snowflake Spice Cookies
whole wheat flour
unsalted butter (about 1 stick), at room temperature
light molasses or maple syrup
pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Sift together flours, baking soda, and baking powder and set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine brown sugar, butter, and applesauce. Mix on medium-high until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the ginger, cinnamon, cloves, egg, and molasses and mix on medium until just combined, about 2 minutes. Add the flour mixture and stir until just combined, about 2 minutes. Refrigerate dough for 15 minutes.
- Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto a cookie sheet, about 2" apart. Bake until puffed and lightly golden, about 15 minutes. Let cookies cool for 5 minutes on sheet before transferring to a rack. Let cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
- If icing cookies, whisk together sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth and thick in consistency. Load into a piping bag. Drizzle cookies with icing and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Let icing set before serving.
|Saturated fat||2.55 g|
|Polyunsaturated fat||0.2 g|
|Monounsaturated fat||1.2 g|