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Healthy Snickerdoodles Recipe

Light and pillow-soft healthy snickerdoodles that come in at less than 100 calories each! Make them for your friends and family this holiday season and no one will have the slightest idea these cookies are healthy.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 cookies
Calories 85 kcal


for the cookies

  • 7 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons skimmed milk (you can substitute any type of milk)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

for the cinnamon sugar coating

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a medium-size bowl.
  • Pour in the melted butter, milk and vanilla. Stir everything together until you get a thick, sticky dough. Leave the dough to chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the cinnamon sugar coating. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set to one side. Preheat the oven to 330F/165C 15 minutes before you're ready to bake and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • After 30 minutes of chilling, scoop out 1 tablespoon-size portions of the cookie dough and shape them into balls. (You should get 5 full-size balls and 1 ball just a little smaller.) 
  • Roll each ball into the cinnamon sugar mix, place on the lined baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, until the cookies have puffed up and turned light brown.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the baking tray to room temperature before eating.


Inspired by Chocolate Covered Katie's Skinny Snickerdoodles.