Snickerdoodles (lighter recipe)

Snickerdoodles (<I>lighter recipe</I>)

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

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

4

dozen

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.
Makes 4 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know?
Long ago, little cookies that could be made quickly were given the nonsense name Snickerdoodles.
Substitution
Rise to the occasion! If using self-rising flour, there is no need to add cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
Variation
For a fun flavor change to these sweet little gems, use apple pie spice instead of cinnamon.
Purchasing
To ensure recipe success if using a vegetable oil spread, use a spread with at least 65% vegetable oil.

Nutrition Information:

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