Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Whole Wheat Spritz Cookies

This is my second post for today... to get the recipe for my homemade chicken noodle soup you don't want to miss the earlier post!

While I was visiting my Dad in California, his neighbor brought over the BEST cookies! They were whole wheat and made with sugar substitute! PERFECT! So I asked for the recipe. I finally had a chance to make a batch yesterday.

Whole Wheat Spritz Cookies
1 cup unsalted butter, room temp.
1/2 cup Stevia or Agave or sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
1 large egg, room temperature
2 cups whole wheat flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl combine butter, sugar, and salt.  Beat with a spoon until smooth.  Add extracts and eggs, beat until blended.  Stir in flour just until incorporated.  (Divide dough into 4 equal portions.  Roll each portion into a log that fits into your cookie press.)  Press out onto cookie sheet.  Bake till golden brown 12-17 minutes, cool on tray 5 min then on wire rack.

My Grandma gave me this cookie press that was hers, many years ago... I think I have been using it to make Spritz cookies since Genna was 4-5 so about 20 years! I love it!
When she gave it to me it was in this old flour sack, and that is where I still keep it! 
The recipe made about 4 dozen cookies. When I made mine I substituted agave. I also didn't separate and roll out the 4 sections, I just plopped it all into my cookie press, and began pressing them out.

Mine took about 12 minutes to bake. I think next time I will place a sliced almond in the middle of the flower. She also brought a batch over that had peanut butter in it, so I am going to try to mix 1/2 butter and 1/2 peanut butter and leave out the almond extract and see how that turns out.

A nice healthy treat! The hubby tried a few when he got home from work, and said they were okay, he would eat them for breakfast because they are not overly sweet. 
If you bake them, let me know what you think! My sister made some and she and her kids enjoyed them.



John said...

Hi, I tried your recipe about a month ago, but I haven't had a chance to post about it. I absolutely LOVED this recipe. My kids and husband loved it too. We try to not make any foods with refined sugar, so the recipe was just what I was looking for. I enjoyed making this type of cookie with my mom when I was a kid, so it really brought back some great memories. Thanks so much for posting this one. It is a keeper.

domeeno said...

I just got done making these cookies and they are DELISH! Very easy to make. I love recipes with Agave, and the Whole Wheat Flour is a plus! Thanks for posting this recipe... It has been Pinned. :)