In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the egg and honey.
Add the vegetable oil and vanilla extract and continue to whisk.
Add the whole wheat flour, baking powder, and orange zest and combine with the help of a mixing spatula.
Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
When ready to roll out the dough, preheat the oven to 375℉ (190°C). Position rack to middle.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
On a floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to ¼ inch thickness.
Use any cookie cutter to cut out shapes from the dough. Re-roll scraps.
Place about 1/2 inch apart on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and gently press down with to flatten slightly with a meat pounder (optional).
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes or so before transferring to a rack.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. *recipe adapted from mani, amore et fantasia