whole wheat slice-n-bake sugar cookies

Exactly 1 year ago today my older daughter had 3 seizures, all within a few hours of each other.  On that same day I was in bed with the stomach flu while being almost 8 months pregnant.  And it was voting day.  I won’t recount the details day, you can read about it if you want too.  All I’ll say is, seeing your child completely incoherent is terrifying.  Thankfully she hasn’t had any seizures since, and assuming we always keep her electrolytes and potassium at a healthy level (they weren’t febrile or epileptic), we don’t anticipate another seizure.

Since then my daughter has had the stomach flu a few times (which is basically what caused her seizures).  Each time she comes down with the stomach flu we have a slight panic attack, but try and stay as calm as possible and just pump her with as much nutrients as she’ll take.  Which is close to nothing because when she’s sick she rejects ALL food and drink.  We’ve learned that she’ll generally eat a cookie or ice cream if she’s sick.  So I always have a healthy avocado/banana ice cream and some sort of cookie in the freezer, just in case.  Listen, before you judge me for giving my kid cookies and ice cream when she’s sick, clearly your kid has never been hospitalized from a sickness.  Because then you’d understand, you do whatever you gotta do to prevent a hospital visit.  The doctors suggest giving her flat soda to replenish her electrolytes (pedialyte too, but that crap is DISGUSTING!).  For 1, my kid is a water and goat milk drinker, only.  We’ve even tried to give her juice or soda, she refuses.  So at this point, I feel like a healthy ice cream and not overly sweet cookie is actually a decent alternative.  So go ahead my child, indulge.

whole wheat slice and bake sugar cookies

What I love about these cookies is that I can keep a roll in the freezer and cuts few slices off whenever I want.  Like if my kid is sick, or mama just has a late night cookie craving!  I don’t have to bake an entire batch at 1 time.  They’re a great cookie to decorate too.  Instead of rolling up a log and slicing off cookies to bake, you can roll out the dough and use cookie cutters, then frost and decorate the cookies.  No matter how you choose to make these cookies, they’re a treat your kids will love and they’re not completely terrible for them.

Whole Wheat Slice-N-Bake Sugar Cookies

Whole Wheat Slice-N-Bake Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt.

Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl with a hand mixer (or stand mixer with a paddle attachment) on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, then add the vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture.

Divide the dough in half and form each half of the dough into a log that’s about 2 inches thick. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and and chill for 2 hours or freeze until a later time.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats.

Remove one chilled dough log from the refrigerator. Use a sharp knife and slice each log into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place on the prepared baking sheets1 inch apart.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven, cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes then finish cooling on wire racks.

Note: cookies can be chilled for up to 3 days or frozen for a few months before slicing and baking.

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