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Lighter Snickerdoodles Recipe
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Lighter Snickerdoodles

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"A less fattening version of an old favorite. Now you can eat even more!"

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 hr 50 mins


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, 1 1/2 cups of white sugar, and cream cheese. Beat in the egg and egg whites until smooth. Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Cover, and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a small dish, mix together the remaining white sugar and the cinnamon. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, and roll the balls in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place the balls at least 2 inches apart on cookie sheets, and flatten slightly.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 30, 2005

10 stars! This recipe made delicious and fluffy cookies. I only used 1 1/2 tsp. of cinammon because I was running low, but it still tasted wonderful. I also whipped the egg whites before folding them in to make them extra fluffy. Tip: if the dough starts sticking to your hands when you're rolling them, spray your hands with some non-stick cooking spray. Also, I ended up lowering the temperature to 375 and cooking for a full 8 minutes (the bottoms dont end up as burnt).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 26, 2003

In a word...YUCK! We did not enjoy these at all. We ate 2 cookies and threw the rest out. I will not make these again

Dec 10, 2003

This cookie was very yummy! I only used 1 egg, 1 cup of sugar, and fat free cream cheese it still came out fantastic!

Dec 22, 2007

A very tasty lower fat/calorie cookie. I am on Weight Watchers and they are only 3 points each! The dough can be sticky so be sure to spray your cookie sheet with a non-stick spray. I also sprayed my hands with the non-stick spray to make it easier to roll the balls out. Watch your bake time! These taste dry if you bake too long - all of mine came out perfect at 7 min. Thanks for the recipe!

Apr 05, 2005

These were *so* good. More cake-like than the high-fat version, but still just as tasty. Make sure you watch them so they don't burn. They'll still look like they need to go back in the oven for a couple of minutes when they're done as they don't brown as much as a regular cookie (check the bottoms). I ended up baking mine for about 6 minutes, and they were perfect. I'll make this one again.

Feb 04, 2007

This is my go-to recipe for desserts/ never fails! I used Neufchatel and lemon juice and it always gets rave reviews.

Dec 15, 2002

Excellent cookies! My husband is very picky and usually doesn't like it when I lighten things. His cholesterol is high so now we're doing more lightening and he LOVED these.

Dec 15, 2002

My family LOVES these cookies!! The low-fat part makes me feel less guilty about making them (and eating them).


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  • Calories
  • 142 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 112 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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