Not-Too-Sweet Cookies and Crackers

Appears in

The Cookie Lover's Cookie Book

The Cookie Lover's Cookie Book

By Richard Sax

Published 1986

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Cinnamon-Honey Graham Crackers
Grandma’s Mohn Moons
Toasted Sesame Biscuits
Nippy Three-Cheese Wafers
Whole-Grain Wafers
Other Not-Too-Sweet Cookies
Many of us grew up being given sweets as a “treat.” Only later did we wean ourselves away from overly sweet edibles, which are not only not healthy for us, but don’t taste very good. (Second-rate commercial bakeries hide the taste of inferior shortening with an excess of sugar.)
But that doesn’t mean giving up the pleasures of cookies. In this chapter are cookies that are less sweet, along with several home-baked crackers. That’s not to say, of course, that the rest of the cookies in this book are loaded with sugar. In all the recipes in this book, sugar quantities have been kept reasonable, to allow all the other good flavors to come through—spices, fruits, chocolate, vanilla, and especially, the sweet taste of fresh butter.