100% Whole Wheat Cinnamon-Sugar Cookies


6 Tablespoons light olive oil
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons milk, 1% or non-fat
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg (or 2 egg whites)
1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt


Calories/Serving:  70
One cookie provides approximately 1 g protein, 11 g carbohydrates, 3.5 g fat (.5 g saturated), 5 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 4 mcg folate, 0 mg iron, 55 mg sodium

Cinnamon-Sugar Cookies


In a medium bowl, combine olive oil and sugar; beat until well combined – about 1 minute.

Add milk, vanilla and egg (or egg whites); blend well.

In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; gradually stir in liquid mixture and continue until well mixed.

Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes – 1 hour for easier handling.

Heat oven to 375°F.

Shape dough into walnut-sized balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Press cookie ball with the bottom of a glass to flatten. Cookies will be about 1 ½ inches in diameter and about ¼ inch thick and do not spread much when baking.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown.

FYI:  These cookies are the hard, crunchy-type cookie that is good for dipping in milk, coffee, etc., not the “chewy” type.

Servings:  28 cookies, 1 serving = 1 cookie