Add a healthy spin to your frosted Christmas cookies with this recipe for whole grain cut out cookies made with oats, whole wheat, and brown sugar.
My list of holiday cookie requirements includes things like: rich, chocolate, not complicated, and “wow” factor. Based on that list, these more humble whole grain cut out cookies wouldn’t make the cut. But these cookies have something else entirely going for them – the delicious flavor that comes from whole grains and brown sugar that perfectly compliments any frosting you use on them (although I think they’re just as good with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar or nothing at all with a hot cup of coffee or tea).
Plus, they are an important part of family holiday traditions, which make them pretty special. As my kids were growing up, they just liked to decorate and I liked the fact that this recipe contained whole-grains and used less sugar than standard sugar roll-out cookies, which made them become my go-to cookie for decorating.
Whole Grain Cut Out Cookies
The only thing to keep in mind when using this dough for cut out cookies is to use fairly simple sided cookie cutters like stars, trees, candy canes, bells, and ornaments (vs. cutters with legs or antlers). It is a rougher dough because of the oats so some of the smaller pieces can come off when cutting.
Everything from a simple white vanilla glaze to full-on colorful holiday frostings are wonderful with this recipe for whole grain cut out cookies. In fact the heartier dough holds up better, I think, and seems to stay crisper longer than sugar cookies.
Are you ready for a new holiday recipe for your roll out cookies? I think you’ll love these!