Snickerdoodles (lighter recipe)

Make a lighter snickerdoodle so you can enjoy more of the rich cinnamon-sugar taste you love.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 48

1 1/2
cups sugar
1/2
cup margarine, softened
1/2
package (8-ounce size) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel) , softened
1
egg
2
egg whites
2 3/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose or unbleached flour
2
teaspoons cream of tartar
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup sugar
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • 2 Mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, the margarine, cream cheese and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Cover and refrigerate dough 1 hour.
  • 3 Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each ball with bottom of drinking glass.
  • 4 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Expert Tips

Long ago, little cookies that could be made quickly were given the nonsense name Snickerdoodles.

Rise to the occasion! If using self-rising flour, there is no need to add cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.

For a fun flavor change to these sweet little gems, use apple pie spice instead of cinnamon.

To ensure recipe success if using a vegetable oil spread, use a spread with at least 65% vegetable oil.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
75
(
Calories from Fat
20 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 g
2 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
5 mg
5 %;
Sodium
75 mg
75 %;
Total Carbohydrate
13 g
13 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.