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Healthified Cocoa Nutmeg Snickerdoodles

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80% less cholesterol • 57% less sat fat than the original recipe. Spice up the traditional snickerdoodle dough with a pinch of ground nutmeg, then in a cocoa-sugar mix before baking for an added layer of flavor.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 40 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray
1
cup sugar
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
container (6 oz) fat-free Greek yogurt
1/4
cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/8
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions

  • 1 Lightly spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray; set aside.
  • 2 Beat the 1 cup sugar and butter or margarine in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add yogurt, egg product, and vanilla. Beat till just combined. Combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to yogurt mixture, beating till just combined. Cover and chill for 8 to 24 hours or until easy to handle.
  • 3 With wet hands shape dough into 1-inch balls. Dough will be soft; keep remaining dough in the refrigerator while working. Combine the 2 tablespoons sugar and cocoa powder. Roll balls in sugar-cocoa mixture. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Bake in a 375°F oven for 10 to 11 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool cookies on a wire rack.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 40
  • Fat Reduced By 2 1/2g
  • Saturated Fat Reduced By 2g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 2 cookies
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
1 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sour cream 1 container (6 oz) Yoplait® fat-free Greek yogurt
1 egg 1/4 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon salt
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
140 (before)
100 (after)
Cholesterol
 
 
25 mg (before)
5 mg (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
3 1/2 g (before)
1 1/2 g (after)
Sodium
 
 
80 mg (before)
60 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
5 g (before)
2 1/2 g (after)

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 09/27/2013. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 2 cookies
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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