Lighter Snickerdoodles

Lighter Snickerdoodles


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

Ingredients 1 h 50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 142 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 142 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.2g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 112 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 93 Ratings


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).


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

Cara M.

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!