Snickerdoodle cookies are different than regular sugar cookies made with flour, butter, sugar, and eggs. They have cream or tarter in them which makes them different from a normal sugar cookie!
Hey if your new here, my name is Jenna. I’ve had this recipe blog for over 10 years now and I like to share WW recipes as well as other types of recipes. Many people who join WW are under the impression that a WW dessert has to have ingredients like fake sugars and some type of butter substitute. I’m here to tell you that you can HAVE a cookie without any of that in it AT ALL and still lose weight. You just have to have some self-control.
I’ve learned that you can lower points of recipes just by cutting back on the amount of sugar or butter added that the original recipe called for. However, baked desserts are really hard to make lower in points and still have them taste good. I'd rather have a real cookie anyway and still have it taste good. That's what weekly points are for.
Can I use Sugar Substitutes?
I don’t like working with sugar substitutes and that is why I don’t use them on this blog. I use real sugar. I’ve had bad experiences with trying different sugar substitutes in the past and my stomach didn’t agree with most of them. People ask me all the time if they can use a sugar substitute and if that is what you want to do then go for it? I’m not stopping you. 😉
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- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 cup sugar *see ingredients list above
- ¼ cup butter, softened *see ingredients list above
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Cooking spray
- 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 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
- Serving Size: 1 cookie.
myWW points: Blue 2; Green 2; Purple 2
My WW Personal Points: 3 Click here to see in recipe builder (will have to log in)
Please note the recipe video above was made for half a batch of cookies.
- Category: Medium
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 53
- Sugar: 6
- Fat: 1
- Saturated Fat: 1
- Carbohydrates: 10
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 1
Keywords: snickerdoodle cookies
I am not affiliated with WW formerly known as Weight Watchers in any way. I am just a member who likes to create WW recipes and share them with everyone. Freestyle is the name of the current program of WW and smart points are calculated for the recipes. Some blogs list them as freestyle smart points and some list them as smart points. There is no difference between the 2.
Freestyle uses sugar to calculate smart points now so that is why this snickerdoodle cookies are high in points.