Bruce Almighty is off sugar for the next two weeks. I am not.
I’ve had a craving for sugar cookies for the past two weeks. Not just for sugar, but for sugar cookies. The funny thing is (Well, there are really two funny things.) that I’m neither a cookie or a sugar hound. That’s Bruce Almighty and Sasha’s territory usually. But today, it’s my turn.
Here’s the thing. I like a cookie that’s not too sweet, has a bit of crunch with a bit of chewy, and definitely has no frosting of any kind. I guess I’m a picky sugar cookie eater. Why bother if it’s not what you want, right? So, over the years I’ve played with a few recipes. This one is basic so you can add or change the ingredients as you see fit.
Enjoy my craving!
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (I’ve also used coconut oil. You can use whatever vegetable oil works for you.)
1 Tbsp vanilla extract (Make it the good stuff!)
1 Tbsp maple syrup (Again, make it the good stuff!)
1 farm fresh egg, beaten
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Make a well and add wet ingredients. Stir ingredients until everything is incorporated (or just use your hands) and form into a large ball. If you’re not using a cookie cutter you can make smaller, cookie-sized balls and flatten a bit. If using a cooke cutter, you can either roll out the dough or use your hands to flatten enough to use your cutter. Place on a cookie sheet (either ungreased or with parchment paper). Bake at 375°F for about 6-7 minutes.
Let me know how your cookies come out!