"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life - well, valuable, but small - and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave?" - Kathleen Kelly (You've Got Mail)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Glazed Chewy Whole Wheat Spice Cookies

Cookie Ingredients:
1 c. white sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. butter, softened
2 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg
2 c. whole wheat flour
1/4 c. white sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 and grease 2 cookie sheets. In a large bowl combine the first 11 ingredients until smooth. Add in flour, 1 cup at a time. In a small bowl mix the remaining sugar and cinnamon. Shape dough into 1 inch balls, roll in cinnamon sugar mixture and place on cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. Do not over bake! Cool on racks. Makes 24 cookies.

Glaze Ingredients:
1 cup powdered sugar
8 tsp. milk
sprinkle of cinnamon
sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice

Mix all 4 ingredients until smooth. Once cookies are completely cooled, spoon the glaze over the tops and allow to dry before storing.

Rotate cookie sheets in the oven half way through the baking time to allow them to bake more evenly. Most ovens aren't the same temperature towards the top as they are near the bottom and vise-versa.
If you only have cinnamon on hand, just use that! Don't worry about the nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice.
These cookies are equally yummy without the glaze.
Be sure not to over bake or cookies will not be soft like they're supposed to be.


  1. I have tasted these and they are marvelous! Give them a try.

  2. Soooo going to make these on my next baking day!

  3. Made these today (it doubled very well, btw), left off the glaze, and I LOVE them!!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Chelsea made these for us and
    their delicious!