Snowflake Spice Cookies
Indulge in cookies that have a nutrition upgrade.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (about 1 stick), at room temperature
- 1/4 cup applesauce, sweetened
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup light molasses or maple syrup
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon non-fat milk
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Sanding sugar
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|