Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat margarine (or butter) with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Cool on a wire rack.
Most Helpful

After I added the flour, the dough was still liquid. I added almost a cup more flour, but ended up with bland little balls.

Carmen rhm December 17, 2008

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.

Chef Tweaker April 04, 2013