A less fattening version of an old favorite. Now you can eat even more!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr 20 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, 1 1/2 cups of white sugar, and cream cheese. Beat in the egg and egg whites until smooth. Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Cover, and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a small dish, mix together the remaining white sugar and the cinnamon. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, and roll the balls in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place the balls at least 2 inches apart on cookie sheets, and flatten slightly.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

142 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 26.2g; fat 3.1g; cholesterol 15.5mg; sodium 112.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2005
10 stars! This recipe made delicious and fluffy cookies. I only used 1 1/2 tsp. of cinammon because I was running low, but it still tasted wonderful. I also whipped the egg whites before folding them in to make them extra fluffy. Tip: if the dough starts sticking to your hands when you're rolling them, spray your hands with some non-stick cooking spray. Also, I ended up lowering the temperature to 375 and cooking for a full 8 minutes (the bottoms dont end up as burnt). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/27/2003
In a word...YUCK! We did not enjoy these at all. We ate 2 cookies and threw the rest out. I will not make these again Read More
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102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2005
10 stars! This recipe made delicious and fluffy cookies. I only used 1 1/2 tsp. of cinammon because I was running low, but it still tasted wonderful. I also whipped the egg whites before folding them in to make them extra fluffy. Tip: if the dough starts sticking to your hands when you're rolling them, spray your hands with some non-stick cooking spray. Also, I ended up lowering the temperature to 375 and cooking for a full 8 minutes (the bottoms dont end up as burnt). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2003
This cookie was very yummy! I only used 1 egg 1 cup of sugar and fat free cream cheese it still came out fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2007
A very tasty lower fat/calorie cookie. I am on Weight Watchers and they are only 3 points each! The dough can be sticky so be sure to spray your cookie sheet with a non-stick spray. I also sprayed my hands with the non-stick spray to make it easier to roll the balls out. Watch your bake time! These taste dry if you bake too long - all of mine came out perfect at 7 min. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2005
These were so good. More cake-like than the high-fat version but still just as tasty. Make sure you watch them so they don't burn. They'll still look like they need to go back in the oven for a couple of minutes when they're done as they don't brown as much as a regular cookie (check the bottoms). I ended up baking mine for about 6 minutes and they were perfect. I'll make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2007
This is my go-to recipe for desserts/snacks...it never fails! I used Neufchatel and lemon juice and it always gets rave reviews. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/26/2003
In a word...YUCK! We did not enjoy these at all. We ate 2 cookies and threw the rest out. I will not make these again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2003
These are very tasty! The cream cheese gives a great flavor to the cookies and they stay soft and chewy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2002
My family LOVES these cookies!! The low-fat part makes me feel less guilty about making them (and eating them). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2003
I really apreciated this recipe as I am watching my fat intake and am addicted to sweets. My kids didn't care for them but I thought they were really good for a "diet" cookie. Thanks Lisa! Read More
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