These are whole wheat sugar cookies that my roommates love -- that's why I named them Room 157 sugar cookies!

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, mix the white sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, mix the whole wheat flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually mix the flour mixture into the sugar mixture. Roll into balls, and arrange 2 to 3 inches apart on cookie sheets.

  • Bake 9 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

117.2 calories; 1.8 g protein; 15.1 g carbohydrates; 12.4 mg cholesterol; 81.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2006
This is a wonderful recipe!!! We've already made them three times and they are a hit with the kids!! I was looking for a cookie made with oil to save on the cost of butter and I bake a lot with whole wheat so that was a plus though they taste great with white flour too. I've made a couple of variations of these cookies. One was to add 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon--this made them almost taste like snickerdoodles. Another time we substituted lemon extract for the vanilla--yummy!! Not sure what we'll try next. I did find that while the dough was easy to work with it was a little too sticky to roll into balls by hand. I ended up using a cookie scoop that I dipped into water occassionally to keep the dough from sticking. These were a real winner and will made in our home regularly. Thanks for the great recipe!! UPDATE--Our latest variation was to substitute 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder for 1/2 cup of the flour and adding 3 drops of peppermint oil. They were delicious!! Now what will we think of next... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/02/2010
We did not have a good experience with these cookies. We used whole white wheat flour which should give them more of a white flour cookie flavor. They weren't totally inedible but they tasted salty or like there was too much baking powder. We thought we made a mistake and tried again but it was still not good. We used small scoops and it was not nearly enough time to cook the cookie through. I'd keep looking for another recipe. Sorry! Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2006
This is a wonderful recipe!!! We've already made them three times and they are a hit with the kids!! I was looking for a cookie made with oil to save on the cost of butter and I bake a lot with whole wheat so that was a plus though they taste great with white flour too. I've made a couple of variations of these cookies. One was to add 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon--this made them almost taste like snickerdoodles. Another time we substituted lemon extract for the vanilla--yummy!! Not sure what we'll try next. I did find that while the dough was easy to work with it was a little too sticky to roll into balls by hand. I ended up using a cookie scoop that I dipped into water occassionally to keep the dough from sticking. These were a real winner and will made in our home regularly. Thanks for the great recipe!! UPDATE--Our latest variation was to substitute 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder for 1/2 cup of the flour and adding 3 drops of peppermint oil. They were delicious!! Now what will we think of next... Read More
(15)
Rating: 1 stars
02/02/2010
We did not have a good experience with these cookies. We used whole white wheat flour which should give them more of a white flour cookie flavor. They weren't totally inedible but they tasted salty or like there was too much baking powder. We thought we made a mistake and tried again but it was still not good. We used small scoops and it was not nearly enough time to cook the cookie through. I'd keep looking for another recipe. Sorry! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2006
I made this cookies just to try them out they came out perfectly and my family just adored them!! They didn't last! I wish I had doubled the recipe oh well I'll just do them again. thnx for the recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2012
If you're looking for simple whole wheat cookies these are perfect! I think it depends on the type of whole wheat flour you use. I use King Arthur's brand and they were delicious. Of course if you are using whole wheat flour they are going to taste like you used whole wheat flour. I had all this stuff handy to just whip up a batch which is exactly what I was looking for. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/22/2008
The ONLY reason I am giving this 2 stars is because I really liked the consistancy. I hate wasting food but there was no getting around how terrible these were. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/13/2008
These were pretty awful...not completely inedible but close. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2008
I love these cookies! They're the only ones that turn out well if I replace the oil with applesauce. They're really fluffy and definitely more chewy than crispy but I love them anyways. Next time I'm trying them with Splenda! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2009
I had the midnight munchies and decided to try this recipe out and eat it raw. When I tried all i could taste was the wheat flour. Mabye I had to use normal white flour but the cookie dough I made tasted horrible. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2010
Trapped inside in "Snowmageddon" (a huge MN blizzard) I needed something to do and with no butter and limited groceries on hand i found this recipe! Minor changes i made were white flour (didnt have the wheat) and coconut oil instead of vegetable oil and coconut extract instead of vanilla! YUM!!! The dough itself was worth five stars and once baked a little dry but good with coffee on a cold snowy day! Thanks for the recipe! i WILL make these again!!! Read More
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