21 Reviews

I used orange zest because I didn't have lemon. They were still wonderful. I also use ground flax as an egg substitute (due to food allergies) and they turned out great!

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3sweetkids February 09, 2009

These were really good cookies! I am so happy to find a 100% whole wheat cookie recipe that my family will eat without question. I used white whole wheat flour, because of its milder flavor, and my hubby was so disappointed when the cookies were gone. A few comments I have is that I'm not sure I'd call them "sugar cookies", because of the spices involved, and the fact that cinnamon is included in the sugar coating (kinda like a snickerdoodle w/lemon flavor). Whatever you decide to call them, they are good. I know that these will be requested very soon, because whenever I can find one recipe that all 8 (yes, eight!) of us agree on, I know I've found a winner! Thanks so much!

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what would jesus eat September 08, 2008

Best sugar cookies ever. Very simple recipe. Followed ingredient list except the cinnamon. The nutmeg gives it a really nice flavor so it should not be left out. I did sub turbinado sugar for the regular sugar and I didnt use the full cup; I think it was more like close to 3/4 but not quite as I didnt want my daughter having too much sugar. She used cutters and rolled them out and cut them pretty much by herself. The texture is great; not cakey but not rock hard either; more like an inbetween chewey/soft texture. I liked that they were not too sweet but it didnt taste like I cut back on the sugar at all. We left some plain and covered some with sprinkles. Cannot imagine making a different recipe with this being much healthier. Thanks for sharing!

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jennifer in new jersey December 15, 2007

Great cookie! I've made these a couple of times. The hint of lemon gives them a nice taste. I especially like whole grain recipes since they are so much healthier than refined flour.

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Jo Anne March 30, 2004

Nasty. The only change I made was subbing in Truvia Splenda blend for sugar. Texture was really weird.

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Erin C. October 30, 2013

One great cookie! I followed the recipe...except I used a little less sugar and added the cinnamon to the dough. ;) I'm going to play with this one and try to get the calorie count down so I can make them more often. The spices and lemon zest make this a stand above the crowd, cookie.
Made for MizzNezz's cook-a-thon. Stay strong girl.

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Deely September 21, 2012

These are really great. Perfect crumbly crunchy sugar cookies. I put the cinnamon right into the dough and as I was making them with kids, we rolled them in different coloured sugar. My only thing is-how big is everyone else making these cookies?? The recipe says 12, but I got double that and they were still too big for dunking! They probably cooked 10-12 minutes. I use PC brand organic whole wheat flour and you don't taste that "whole wheatiness". I actually sub that flour one for one in most recipes and it works out great. (don't know if you can get it outside of Canada though)

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twinmammachef September 09, 2011

I made these and they were so tasty! My friends loved them. I didn't use any lemon and I put the cinnamon in the dough. They tasted very whole wheat floury, but you could still taste the sugar which was good. I'll definately make them again.

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beccca14 November 20, 2010

I am so pleased with these cookies!!! They were simply AWESOME!! They got two thumbs up with the 6 yr old!! Only thing I did different is I put the cinnamon in the dough and omitted the nutmeg (wanted as close to sugar cookie as I can) After the dough was chilled we rolled them out and cut into stars for our 4th of July party!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

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Mom2Nat July 04, 2010
Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies