Lighter Snickerdoodles

Lighter Snickerdoodles


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


1 h 50 m servings 142 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 142 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.2g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • 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 fold...

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

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 sp...

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...

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

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

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.

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

I really apreciated this recipe as I am watching my fat intake and am addicted to sweets. My kids didn't care for them, but I thought they were really good for a "diet" cookie. Thanks, Lisa!