Rating: 4.58 stars
190 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 131
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0

The goodness of whole wheat in a snickerdoodle!

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream butter and sugar till fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Beat well. Add dry ingredients.

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  • Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar cinnamon mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with a drinking glass.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

62 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 8.9g; fat 2.8g; cholesterol 11.9mg; sodium 39.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (152)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2007
This was excellent! I used whole wheat PASTRY flour instead of regular whole wheat which gives these cookies an excellent texture (very similar to regular snickerdoodles). I used 1/2 teaspoon more cinnamon, the same sugar/cinnamon ratio I usually use (2T/1t). They seem a bit sticky when you are rolling them into balls, this is OK, they will turn out fine :) I did NOT press them down with a glass and they spread out just right. Like all snickerdoodle cookies you have to take them out before they look set, which was after about ten minutes for this recipe. I would highly recomend these cookies to anyone! They do NOT taste like molasses/gingersnap type cookies like some have suggested. They do NOT have a strong whole wheat flavor. They DO taste like snickerdoodles. Very good snickerdoodles :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2008
These kinda turned out to be 'fiber cookies'. Maybe my cream of tartar was too old or something?? I might try them again with half WW, half AP. Read More
(7)
190 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 131
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2007
This was excellent! I used whole wheat PASTRY flour instead of regular whole wheat which gives these cookies an excellent texture (very similar to regular snickerdoodles). I used 1/2 teaspoon more cinnamon, the same sugar/cinnamon ratio I usually use (2T/1t). They seem a bit sticky when you are rolling them into balls, this is OK, they will turn out fine :) I did NOT press them down with a glass and they spread out just right. Like all snickerdoodle cookies you have to take them out before they look set, which was after about ten minutes for this recipe. I would highly recomend these cookies to anyone! They do NOT taste like molasses/gingersnap type cookies like some have suggested. They do NOT have a strong whole wheat flavor. They DO taste like snickerdoodles. Very good snickerdoodles :) Read More
(59)
Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2007
I've used this recipe with some minor tweaks: Instead of butter, I used 1/4 c applesauce, and 2 tablespoons of butter. I also used 1/2 c all purpose flour and 1 c whole wheat flour. The applesauce can make the batter a little too "wet" so I used a little all purpose flour when rolling the cookie dough into a ball. Baked them for 10 minutes, came out perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2003
I used the Whole WHeat Snickerdoodle Recipe as the crust for the Fruit Pizza Recipe and it was delicious and much healthier since it was made from whole wheat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2008
Wow! I was pleasantly surprised with this recipe's outcome! To make it even healthier I used about 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce and 2T butter (instead of 1/2 cup butter). The batter was very sticky so I added about one tablespoon of all purpose flour. I forgot to flatten them but am glad I forgot. After just 10 minutes these cookies came out of the oven like little fluffy pillows of yumminess!!!! Wow. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2004
I love cookies but am also a nutritional freak, so when I found this recipe for whole wheat cookies, I had to try them. This was my first time making Snickerdoodles, so I had nothing to compare them to. Out of the oven, these cookies are nice and soft. I tried them again the day after and they are crisp around the edge and still nice and soft in the centre! As for the whole wheat part, I definitely could taste that they were whole wheat but I enjoyed that aspect. As one other reviewer mentioned, it gives it a bit more of an "adult" appeal but my cousin still loved these. My aunt says these are similar to her Ginger Snap cookies, so I may try adding a bit of ginger powder next time to see how they turn out. Great cookie! Highly recommended. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2006
I LOVED THESE! And i'm not a snickerdoodle lover! i used splenda for baking in place of white sugar and splenda brown sugar (YUM) for the brown sugar. i used 1/3 c. wonderslim in place of the egg (you can get this at wild oats health food store-it is basically prunes/dates cooked down and put through a seive and it replaces eggs as well as fats in recipes. it is great stuff and no artificial junk or hydrogenated oils or cholesterol-and it doesn't alter the taste). i accidentally put the topping mix ingredients in the dough because it doesn't separate them on the ingred. list but i think that made it better. of course i had to make topping to go on the outside too. it is important to take these out when they are crackly on the outside and look wet on the inside. they finish outside the oven. my first batch was crunchy but still the best snickerdoodle ever-couldn't keep hubby and kids out of them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2010
I was craving a good snickerdoodle and these hit the spot - bonus points for being whole wheat! I used whole wheat pastry flour and got a nice, smooth texture. I did not have cream of tartar so I substituted the cream of tartar/baking soda combo with 1 tsp. baking powder - did an excellent job! I also recommend chilling the dough for a few hours - it will be much easier to roll. And definitely flatten the cookies. I flattened most of mine and got cute, perfect rounds. The last pan in the oven, I forgot to flatten. The result was not-so-cute dome shaped cookies. :\ Hubby loved them, I loved them. A KEEPER! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2010
These were pretty good considering they were made with whole wheat. I made with 1:1 Whole Wheat:All Purpose because I was afraid of the overbearing taste of the wheat. I'm glad I only did half as I believe it would have been too strong. Cookies were pretty moist & chewy although I have definitely tasted more moist and chewier snikerdoodles before. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2008
These kinda turned out to be 'fiber cookies'. Maybe my cream of tartar was too old or something?? I might try them again with half WW, half AP. Read More
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