Monday, August 20, 2012

Low-fat snickerdoodles

I hope you had a relaxing weekend!

I had a cookie craving all weekend, but didn't want something full of fat and calories. I found a cookie recipe on Cooking Light, but made a couple substitutes of my own. This cookie is just sweet enough to satisfy a sweet tooth.

1 1/2 c white whole wheat flour (or all-purpose)
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t cream of tartar
1 c sugar
1/4 c room temperature butter
1 T agave nectar
1 t vanilla extract
1 room temperature egg
2 T sugar
2 t cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Just a little trick: spray the corner of the baking sheet with cooking spray before using parchment paper. It will prevent the paper from moving while you're taking the pan in and out of the oven.

Combine flour, baking soda and cream of tartar in a small bowl.

Mix 1 c sugar and 1/4 c butter until blended. Add agave, vanilla and egg. Gradually add the flour mixture until combined. With wet hands, shape dough into one inch balls.

Combine 2 T sugar and 2 t cinnamon in a bowl. Roll each ball in cinnamon sugar mixture.

Bake for 3 minutes and flatten each cookie slightly with a spatula or fork. Bake for an additional 3-5 minutes until lightly browned. Makes approximately 20 cookies. Enjoy!

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