Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles
Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

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.

Ingredients

Preparation

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 serving54
  • Calories per serving22
  • Fat per serving1.3
  • Saturated fat per serving0.7
  • Monounsaturated fat per serving0.1
  • Polyunsaturated fat per serving0.4
  • Protein per serving0.7
  • Carbohydrates per serving10.1
  • Fiber per serving0.2
  • Cholesterol per serving8
  • Iron per serving0.3
  • Sodium per serving28
  • Calcium per serving3