Whole Wheat Honey Cookies

by Joanne on July 30, 2016

After getting back from one of my longer runs in this training cycle, I was craving cookies.  Unfortunately, we don’t keep a lot of cookies in the house so if we want them, I make them.  The question became (since it was all up to me), what kind of cookie did I want?   The answer was clear once I perused the cupboard shelves.  Something with honey!

A bit about honey from Ole McDonald Farm:

Honey is considered a low glycemic food source, but studies have shown that honey is well digested and performs as well as high glycemic index carbohydrates during exercise. You may ask yourself why does this matter?? Well the answer is it should matter. As most other sports related energy gels, and post recovery gels and powders are created in a lab, Honey is 100% natural!!

This recipe turned out AMAZING!

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  • 1/2 cup plus 3 TBS canola oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 TBS honey  *Use local honey such as Ole McDonald Farm raw honey.
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 TBS white flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Raw sugar such as Demerara or Turbinado

Preheat oven to 375 F and line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, mix the oil, honey, sugar and vanilla.  Add the egg and cinnamon and beat for about 2 – 3 minutes until sugar loses it’s grainy look and the mixture appears smooth.

In a medium size bowl, combine the flours, soda, baking powder, salt.  Add to the oil mixture and just stir until it all comes together.

Roll into 1 1/2 TBS size balls. *You’ll get about 34 of them.

Roll each ball in the raw sugar and place 2” apart on a baking sheet.

Bake for 10 – 12 minutes until golden and crinkled on top.

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Allow to cool then savor every… single… bite.

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Have you read about the many uses of honey?  It’s not just for eating but healing as well!

 

Whole Wheat Honey Cookies
 
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Honey is a natural healer. It's also great in this recipe for cookies!
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Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Serves: 30
Ingredients
  • ½ cup plus 3 TBS canola oil
  • ¼ cup plus 1 TBS honey *Use local honey such as Ole McDonald Farm raw honey.
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 TBS white flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup Raw sugar such as Demerara or Turbinado
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F and line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the oil, honey, sugar and vanilla. Add the egg and cinnamon and beat for about 2 – 3 minutes until sugar loses it’s grainy look and the mixture appears smooth.
  3. In a medium size bowl, combine the flours, soda, baking powder, salt. Add to the oil mixture and just stir until it all comes together.
  4. Roll into 1½ TBS size balls. *You’ll get about 34 of them.
  5. Roll each ball in the raw sugar and place 2” apart on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes until golden and crinkled on top.

Joanne

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