Cinnamon-Sugar Cookies

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After stepping on the scale, I decided it was time to start making desserts that don’t call for Crisco as an ingredient. So, when I ran across this low-fat cookie recipe, I decided I must try it. I mean, how can you go wrong with cinnamon and sugar?

Cinnamon-Sugar Cookies

The cookie is light, crunchy, and delicious. And, my apartment smelled so good while they were in the oven! I will definitely be making these again.

1 cup granulated sugar
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup cake flour (about 4 ounces)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour (about 3 1/3 ounces)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup turbinado sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Place granulated sugar and butter in a bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 3 minutes). Add corn syrup, vanilla, and egg; beat 3 minutes or until well blended.

Lightly spoon cake flour and all-purpose flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; stir until just combined. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375°.

Combine turbinado sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Shape dough into 48 balls, about 1 teaspoon each. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 12 minutes or until golden on bottom. Cool on wire racks.

Yield: 48 cookies


  1. Turbinado sugar is commonly known by the brand name Sugar In The Raw.
  2. After rolling the dough in the sugar mixture, I pressed the ball down with my palm to flatten it a bit.
  3. For a chewier cookie, reduce the baking time by a couple of minutes.

Recipe from Cooking Light.


13 Responses to “Cinnamon-Sugar Cookies”

    Lady S on 1 October 22nd, 2006 6:10 pm

    These sound awesome. Thanks for the note at the bottom, I am not really a baker, and I had no idea what Turbinado sugar is. I also don’t keep cake flour on hand, I don’t think, no…just white flour. What is the difference?

    Do you have any idea what I can use as a substitute for egg?

    Abby on 2 October 22nd, 2006 6:55 pm

    I love to come across a recipe for which I have all the ingredients at home already! (Well, except the raw sugar, but that’s easy enough to send the hubby to get!) Thanks.

    Helene on 3 October 24th, 2006 4:33 am

    I love finding lighter recipe that actually get a stamp of approval. This recipe sounds great nad wholesome. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    rachel on 4 October 24th, 2006 9:15 am

    yum! i’ve never baked with sugar in the raw before. very interesting!

    Hilary on 5 October 24th, 2006 9:36 am

    This was the first time I’ve baked with sugar in the raw too, and it added a really nice flavor and texture to the cookie!

    Maddux Sports Blog on 6 November 2nd, 2006 7:55 pm

    I just came across your blog. I am in love with my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer too. Seriously it is the most used appliance in my kitchen. I have the waistline to prove it.

    Kristen on 7 December 6th, 2006 4:48 pm

    Another delicious looking recipe. I’ve never thought of using Sugar in the Raw to bake with… very interesting. I think I’ll give this recipe a try tomorrow! They sound delicious.

    I must now leave your site before I come across anything else I can’t live without trying 🙂

    Kristen on 8 December 7th, 2006 2:45 pm

    I just finished baking these scrumptious cookies. My house smells heavenly and my taste buds are rejoicing! 🙂 These are sooooo good.

    Would it be OK with you if I post a photo on my blog along with the recipe and a link to your blog (of course giving you complete credit)?

    Kristen on 9 December 8th, 2006 8:15 am

    I made these yesterday and they were sooo good! They have such a unique flavor. My house smelled lovely while they were baking.

    Would you mind if I added a picture and the recipe on my blog and linked back to your blog (with complete credit to you, of course!). Just let me know 🙂

    Miss Anthropology on 10 April 4th, 2007 9:34 am

    I’m so glad I found your blog! I made these cookies yesterday and they turned out great. I didn’t have any cake flour so I used an AP substitution and they still tasted really good. I’m sure I never would have found this recipe from Cooking Light (I don’t usually turn to them for dessert ideas hehe), so thanks for posting this recipe. I posted a picture of how my cookies turned out along with credit and links to your blog and Cooking Light. Great site! Keep bakin’!

    Jack on 11 February 19th, 2009 5:51 pm

    Oh man, what a great recipe. I’m almost upset that I found your site because of the weight I’m looking to gain from these cookies =)

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