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Snickerdoodles (lighter recipe)

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 48

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

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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 Facts

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

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