Sugar Cookies

There’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked cookies filling the house to let you know that fall is coming. I decided to cook up the first batch of cookies using the freshly ground flour I made with my WonderMill electronic grain mill.

Sugar Cookie

Sugar Cookies

Recipe modified from

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter – softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Fall color sprinkles or mini M&Ms


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In large bowl, combine first 10 ingredients and blend well. Stir in whole wheat flour.
  3. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Flatten each cookie slightly with a fork.
  4. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over each cookie. Decorate with M and M’s.
  5. Bake in pre-heated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.

This is a fun recipe that you can make with the kids. First mix the ingredients together in the bowl as instructed.

Sugar Cookie Mix

Then, you and the kids can have fun making the dough balls and putting them on the cookie sheets. I found that using a rounded tablespoon to get the dough and then rolling the dough in the hand to make it round helped ensure my cookies were similarly sized.

Then you’ll flatten the dough with a fork (or your fingertips, which I found easier) and top with the sugar mix and sprinkles (or M&Ms.)

Sugar Cookie Mix

Bake in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes (my oven was closer to 10) and your house will be filled with freshly baked cookie smell.

These cookies are delicious. Not too hard. Not too soft. The apple pie seasoning really adds some depth. This is sure to please anyone and would be a great sweet treat for any fall parties.

About The WiC Project

Miriam Tirips is a graphic designer, lover of Christ, and author of faith-based blog The WiC Project. After receiving her BS in EE/CS and working in various engineering, sales, and marketing positions, she left the corporate world to pursue a passion in web and graphic design.

In addition to inspirational, faith-based stories, The WiC Project features honest product reviews and hosts exciting giveaways. Miriam also shares her adventures in baking and some of her favorite recipes as she learns her way around the kitchen.

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Grinding my own flour and corn meal and baking with it has opened my eyes to a new kind of "healthy." It was great being able to use flour that was home-ground, by my own "two hands" (so to speak) using the WonderMill Electronic Grain Mill. It's definitely something I will continue to due as the family strives to live a healthier lifestyle.

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One Response to Sugar Cookies

  1. What did you sub for the all purpose flour? I have hard red and soft white grain.

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