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.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.


Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

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42 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)


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  • 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 Facts

54 calories; calories from fat 22%; fat 1.3g; saturated fat 0.7g; mono fat 0.1g; poly fat 0.4g; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 10.1g; fiber 0.2g; cholesterol 8mg; iron 0.3mg; sodium 28mg; calcium 3mg.