Can you substitute whole wheat flour for all purpose flour for simple thumbprint cookies
So I want to make Thumbprint cookies but I only have whole wheat flour. Would that work? What alternations would I have to make to the basic recipe if any?
Also I don't have Jam but a sweet mango chutney that has a runny texture like thick honey. Would that work for the center filling?
Please Help a first time holiday cookie baker !
Baked goods made with whole wheat flour will be very dense, heavy, and not have as much rise as those made with all-purpose flour. I personally enjoy the heartiness of whole grains, so I don't mind baking with whole-wheat, but whole-wheat pastry flour is best if you want to please most people.
The chutney is an interesting idea, but I can't imagine it would be sweet enough to make this a dessert. With the earthiness of the whole wheat flour and the zest of the chutney, you'll be making more of an appetizer than a cookie--but I think it will taste ok as long as you tell people what to expect.
I would personally shoot for a different cookie that works with the ingredients you have. Whole wheat molasses crinkles would be a nice choice.