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    Cinnamon-Sugar Cookies

    WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

    Cinnamon-Sugar Cookies

    It’s quick and easy to mix together these slice-and-bake cinnamon-sugar cookies whenever you need something sweet. The recipe makes enough dough so you can bake half and put the other half in the freezer—ready to pull out and bake up a few fresh cookies anytime.

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    Ingredients
    Prep: 35 minutes | Total Time: 3 hours
    • 1 1/2   cups
      white whole-wheat flour, (see Tip)
    • 1 1/2   cups
      all-purpose flour
    • 3   teaspoons
      ground cinnamon, divided
    • 1 1/4   teaspoons
      baking powder
    • 1/4   teaspoon
      baking soda
    • 1/4   teaspoon
      salt
    • 1   cup plus 1 teaspoon
      sugar, divided
    • 5   tablespoons
      canola oil
    • 4   tablespoons
      unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 2  
      large eggs
    • 2   teaspoons
      vanilla extract
    Instructions
    1. Whisk white whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
    2. Beat 1 cup sugar, oil and butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on high until smooth, scraping down the sides. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth, scraping down the sides. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined.
    3. Place half the dough on a large piece of plastic wrap and shape into a 10-inch log (it’s OK if it’s not perfectly round). Repeat with the remaining dough. Wrap and freeze until just firm, about 45 minutes. Reroll the logs to make them rounder and return to the freezer until very firm, at least 1 hour more.
    4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
    5. Remove one roll of dough at a time from the freezer and let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes. Unwrap the dough and slice crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick rounds, turning the dough a quarter turn after each slice to help keep the cookies round. Place 1/2 inch apart on the prepared baking sheet. If your cookies aren’t as round as you want them to be, shape the dough with your fingers. Combine the remaining 1 teaspoon each cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and sprinkle each cookie with a little.
    6. Bake 8 minutes for soft cookies or 10 minutes for crisp cookies. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining roll of dough, if desired.

     

    Tip
    Tip: White whole-wheat flour, made from a special variety of white wheat, is light in color and flavor but has the same nutritional properties as regular whole-wheat flour. It is available at large supermarkets, natural-foods stores and online. Store it in the freezer.
    Nutritional Information

    Makes: About 6 dozen cookies
    • Calories46
    • Fat2 g
      • Saturated fat1 g
    • Cholesterol7 mg
    • Carbohydrates7 g
      • Dietary fiber0 g
    • Protein1 g
    • Sodium24 mg
    * Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.

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