EDR Snickerdoodles
10 Min
5 Min

You'll be astonished at how fast these chewy Snickerdoodles go when you put 'em out for your whole gang to eat! They taste just like your childhood-favorite version, but use lighter ingredients to make 'em low-carb and low-fat!

What You'll Need

  • 1 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour (we like to use King Arthur brand)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup sugar and the butter; beat with a mixer until well blended. Add the milk, vanilla, and egg; beat well. Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, beating just until combined. Cover and chill 10 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine remaining sugar with the cinnamon.
  4. Shape dough into 42 1-inch balls, then roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture until evenly coated. Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets and slightly flatten with the bottom of a glass.
  5. Bake 5 to 7 minutes. (Cookies will be slightly soft.) Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes, then remove and cool completely on wire racks.


  • Did you know?¬†Snickerdoodles are from Germany - its name means "snail dumpling' in German. It's a funny name for a tasty treat!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 42

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 50
  • Calories from Fat 12
  • Total Fat 1.3g 2 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.8g 4 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 0.9g 2 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 7.4mg 2 %
  • Sodium 27mg 1 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 9.2g 3 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2 %
  • Sugars 5.5g 0 %

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I see a lot of comments about the fact there is sugar in this recipe instead of a sugar substitute Always go by what your doctor or dietician recommends however my nutritionist has told me that the amount of sugar is not what you are meant to be looking for when looking for diabetic-friendly recipes It's actually the total amount of carbs per serving I was explicitly told carbs per drink carbs per snack and - per meal lunch and dinner I know breakfast was a different lower amount but I don't often eat breakfast and don't remember the exact recommendation I am not sure the serving size for this recipe but I assume it to be cookie Theoretically you could eat and a half Though honestly who only eats half a cookie and still be within the carb limit whether or not you use sugar or sugar substitute This isRead More not advice and always discuss it with your doctor if unsure This is just what my nutritionist has told me I am excited to try these cookies Wish me luck on my baking adventure

Can you also have metric conversion as I am in the uk and do not measure by cup or stick so have no idea !

Hi there, unfortunately we don't have a metric conversion for the site, but hopefully a quick Google search will help. Thanks for reaching out, and we'll send your suggestion along to see if it's something we can implement in the future.

These sound so much like the kind I used to enjoy every Christmas when I was little. My mom used to make a bunch of these and give them out on a platter with other goodies to all our friends and family. What a neat idea to lighten them up and that way we can all still eat them as a diabetic or someone watching their diet.

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They are very good, but needed to add an extra tsp of vanilla. The 1st batch I made was missing something in their taste

A recipe should not be called "diabetic" if it contains sugar very misleading!

Hello - The American Diabetes Association has a really great page that talks about sugar and desserts. You can check it out here:

Shorter name on would be better. Way to much to type in!

Sugar is not allowed in my diabetic recipes...also,, how is there 42 servings when it calls for making into 36 balls? hmm

Thank you for bringing this to our attention! We have gone ahead and corrected the directions. :) Try making these using your favorite sugar substitute!

How Come these diabetic recipes do not use sugar substitutes like splenda instead??????????sugar causes blood sugar to rise for a diabetic.


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