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Brown Sugar Spice Cookies

Low Fat Recipe

Old-fashioned cookie in a reduced fat package, these spicy brown sugar spice cookies have a sweet cinnamon topping.

Brown Sugar Spice Cookies


1/3 cup softened butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Recipe Directions

In a large mixing bowl, beat margarine or butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1/3-cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ginger and the nutmeg. Beat until combined. Beat in egg and vanilla. 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.

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 fashion. Sprinkle cookies with the sugar-cinnamon mixture.

Bake in a 350-degrees oven for seven to nine minutes or until cookies are firm. Cool on cookie sheet for one minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes about 36 servings
Calories: 52; Fat: 2g; Saturated Fat: 0; Cholesterol: 6g; Carbohydrates: 34g; Sodium: 62mg

Exchanges:  2 Starch