Prep 20 mins
Cook 7 mins
These are great light cookies, added fiber with the whole wheat flour and easy on the waistline. Each cookie has only 52 calories and 2 g total fat, 0 g sat fat.
- 1⁄3 cup margarine or 1⁄3 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl beat margarine (or butter) with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
- Add the 1/3 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Beat until combined. Beat in egg and vanilla.
- Beat in as much of the all purpose flour and whole wheat flour as you can. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.
- In a small bowl, combine the 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and the 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each ball with the tines of a fork in a crisscross pattern. Sprinkle cookies with the sugar cinnamon mixture. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until cookies are firm.
- Cool on a wire rack.
After I added the flour, the dough was still liquid. I added almost a cup more flour, but ended up with bland little balls.
I've had this on my radar to make for quite a while... It seems to me that the first reviewer had to have made a significant mistake since there isn't much liquid ingredients! I was right. Actually I had the Opposite problem. I found the full amount of flour to be too dry to work with. Just now I'm realizing that I missed the white sugar and only used the brown sugar. oops! That would definitely make them a bit sweeter... In the end I added another Tbs of butter and I was able to work with the dough. Another option would be to reduce the white flour. In my case, I wasn't wanting to make balls but use this as a base for a fruit pizza. It worked great for that...not too sweet since the rest of the toppings were sweet enough. I just may need to save it for that purpose. Reviewed for Bargain Basement Tag game.