Friday recipe: snickerdoodles

December 3, 2010 —

It’s officially the holiday season, which means eating healthy is twice as hard. I say a little fudge and eggnog in moderation is fine. If you’re looking for a less-sinful recipe, try this one for snickerdoodles from Cooking Light. These are only 54 calories per cookie. I think you deserve two!

What’s your favorite holiday cookie?

Snickerdoodles

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1  cup sugar
1/4  cup butter, softened
1  tablespoon corn syrup
1  teaspoon vanilla
1  large egg
3  tablespoons sugar
2  teaspoons ground cinnamon
Cooking spray

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°.

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar, stirring with a whisk.

Combine 1 cup of sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add the corn syrup, vanilla, and egg; beat well. Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, beating just until combined. Cover and chill for 10 minutes.

Combine 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon, stirring with a whisk.

With moist hands, shape dough into 42 (1-inch) balls. Roll balls in sugar mixture. Place balls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Flatten balls with the bottom of a glass. Bake at 375° for 5 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft). Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks.


Andrea Cooley gets paid to post on Facebook and Twitter (among other things) to promote Des Moines University to prospective students. She is a Midwest girl at heart, but loves to travel around the country visiting friends and family. If Des Moines had mountains or an ocean she’d never leave. Before joining the DMU marketing team, she was an editor for Country Home magazine. She’s still a little obsessed with magazines, so if you want to talk about decorating, remodeling or gardening projects she’s your go-to girl.
  • http://loveyourway.net loveyourway

    What?! This might just be the coolest school blog I’ve ever seen…I can say with certainty that I’ve never seen a University blog with recipes, snark and wit injected at every turn. Great blog! (Excellent post, I LOVE snickerdoodles).

  • http://loveyourway.net loveyourway

    What?! This might just be the coolest school blog I’ve ever seen…I can say with certainty that I’ve never seen a University blog with recipes, snark and wit injected at every turn. Great blog! (Excellent post, I LOVE snickerdoodles).

  • http://www.delightfuldaisy.com/links-of-london-c-131 Dean

    Perfect timing, my wife and I are making cookies tonight. Had planned on M&M cookies, but that picture looks too good and it’s got to be more healthy than M&M’s. :)

  • http://www.delightfuldaisy.com/links-of-london-c-131 Dean

    Perfect timing, my wife and I are making cookies tonight. Had planned on M&M cookies, but that picture looks too good and it’s got to be more healthy than M&M’s. :)

  • http://www.webguru-india.com/ John

    Again, thanks for this delicious cookie recipe. Its a great holiday present for me. I love chocolate chunk cookies in this season. They are also very lovely and delicious.

  • http://www.webguru-india.com/ John

    Again, thanks for this delicious cookie recipe. Its a great holiday present for me. I love chocolate chunk cookies in this season. They are also very lovely and delicious.

  • Tea

    could there be any other cookie better than snickerdoodle?! ok maybe toffee & chocolate chips but they are both my top pick :D

  • Tea

    could there be any other cookie better than snickerdoodle?! ok maybe toffee & chocolate chips but they are both my top pick :D

  • http://www.extremeworkoutplans.com/ Susan

    Wow I love snickerdoodles! How could I have forgotten about these wonderful little cookies? I guess its that time of the year :) and Dean I also love M&M cookies, cant get any better than these two.

  • http://www.extremeworkoutplans.com/ Susan

    Wow I love snickerdoodles! How could I have forgotten about these wonderful little cookies? I guess its that time of the year :) and Dean I also love M&M cookies, cant get any better than these two.