Slightly healthier than your traditional sugar cookie and still delicious.
½ cup (1 stick) margarine, softened
½ cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup sugar for rolling
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream together sugar, margarine and shortening until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. On low speed, add flours, baking powder and baking soda until well combined. Shape dough into balls and roll in sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for about 13 minutes. Cool for 1 minute on cookie sheets before removing to wire rack to finish cooling.
If you prefer the traditional sugar cookies, this recipe fits the bill perfectly.