Sugar, spice, and everything nice, that's what these classic cookies are made of! If you're not already sold, these cookies are low in calories and easy to make.
  • Yield: 42 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

Good to Know

These cookies are deliciously guilt-free, with just over 1 gram of fat, only about a third of what’s found in traditional cookie recipes. Plus, calorie- and fat-free spices like cinnamon can help improve your health.


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 375°.

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar, stirring with a whisk.

Combine 1 cup of sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add the corn syrup, vanilla, and egg; beat well. Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, beating just until combined. Cover and chill for 10 minutes.

Combine 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon, stirring with a whisk.

With moist hands, shape dough into 42 (1-inch) balls. Roll balls in sugar mixture. Place balls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Flatten balls with the bottom of a glass. Bake at 375° for 5 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft). Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories per serving: 54
  • Caloriesfromfat per serving: 22%
  • Fat per serving: 1.3g
  • Saturated fat per serving: 0.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.4g
  • Protein per serving: 0.7g
  • Carbohydrate per serving: 10.1g
  • Fiber per serving: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol per serving: 8mg
  • Iron per serving: 0.3mg
  • Sodium per serving: 28mg
  • Calcium per serving: 3mg