My friend Julieanne shared this yummy maple sugar cookie recipe with me. I tweaked it to use Rapadura and sprouted flour. We love the wonderful maple flavor, along with the nice crunchy outside and chewy center.
Like many other cookies I make, I like to use sprouted flour for these reasons:
- sprouting the grain neutralizes the naturally-present phytic acid, which ensures maximum mineral absorption.
- no need to soak the flour overnight because the phytic acid is already neutralized. A make and bake cookie!
- sprouting grains increases the nutrition of the grain. For example, when wheat is sprouted, certain B vitamins and vitamin C levels go through the roof.
- sprouted grains digest like vegetables. This is really exciting if you’re trying to watch your carbs!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cream together the butter, Rapadura (or Sucanat), maple syrup, eggs and vanilla.
Add all dry ingredients.
Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Shape into two or three logs and roll each one up in natural waxed paper.
They should be almost as long as the waxed paper is wide, about 2 to 3 inches in diameter.
Chill once again, for at least 15 minutes.
Cut 1/4" slices off a log, and place on parchment-paper lined baking sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden brown at the edges.
Transfer cookies to cooling rack to cool, or slide the parchment paper off the baking tray (with the cookies) onto a work surface.
Store tightly when cool.
*Here's how to sprout flour yourself.
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