Clean Eating Christmas Cookie Recipe

cut-out-cookies
INGREDIENTS:
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour + extra on reserve
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons safflower oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg (you can use a whole egg or just the egg white. I used the whole egg but only used about 1/4 of the beaten egg for brushing on the cookies. No egg gets added to the dough. It’s just for brushing on right before baking.)

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
If the dough is so wet that it is sticking to your fingers, knead in some extra flour, 1 tbsp. at a time until you have a soft dough that doesn’t stick. (I used an extra 2 tbsp.) If it’s too dry, add a little more oil.
Roll dough out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters.
Transfer cookies to a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Brush cookie tops with egg wash.
Bake for approximately 8-12 minutes, or until cookies have a nice, golden glow.

Nutritional Content: (Data is for 1 cookie – if you made 18)
Calories: 61
Total Fat: 3 gm
Saturated Fats: 0 gm
Trans Fats: 0 gm
Cholesterol: 6 mg
Sodium: 29 mg
Carbohydrates: 9 gm
Dietary fiber: 1 gm
Sugars: 4 gm
Protein: 1 gm
Estimated Glycemic Load: 5
REFERENCE: http://www.thegraciouspantry.com
signature

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s