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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.

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 have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

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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:

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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