Friday, December 9, 2011
Day 5: Lightened Up Snickerdoodles
Lightened Up Snickerdoodles
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg white
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Trader Joe's 100% White Whole Wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon Hain baking powder*
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or more if desired)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine 3/8 cup (6 tbsp) sugar, 1/3 cup brown sugar and butter in bowl. Beat with a mixer until fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg.
In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and salt. Stir with a whisk to combine. Add flour mixture to butter mixture. Shape dough into 24 balls. (I used the large end of a melon baller then used the other end to help coat the cinnamon sugar in the little bowl)
Combine 1/8 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Roll balls in sugar mixture and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets coated with cooking spray or on a silpat. Flatten cookies with a glass with desired.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 5-6 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute and then move to a cooling rack. Makes 24 cookies.
Nutritional Information per cookie: Calories 68 Total Fat 2g Sat Fat 1g Mono Fat 1g Cholesterol 5mg Sodium- 30mg Potassium 34mg Total Carbs 13g Sugar 9g Protein 1g Vitamin A 1% Calcium 1% Iron 2%
*- Hain baking powder contains no sodium & is available at most Whole Foods. Sodium is 41mg per cookie if using regular baking powder.
Original Recipe: Food.com
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