Sugar, spice, and everything nice, that's what these classic cookies are made of! If you're not already sold, these cookies are low in calories and easy to make.
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
How to Make It
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.
These cookies were the hit of my Super Bowl party. For lower fat cookies, they spread well (though I did make sure to fully flatten them before baking) and had great texture. Crunchy around the edges and soft in the center. Will definitely make these again!
I am absolutely in love with this recipe. Just made it for the first time and am so impressed at the texture and flavor that I am making a second batch when I get home. They are soft but not too soft and for me, just the right amount of sweet and spice. And the best part is that they are relatively guilt free!
As another reviewer suggested, I substituted honey for the corn syrup.
Every Christmas my dad and I bake hundreds of cookies. We decided to try out some recipes from Cooking Light this year, and by far this is one of the best cookie recipes we have made..EVER! Would definitely make again!