Cinnamon Cookies (Whole Wheat, Low Calorie)

Lightened Cinnamon Cookies are a deliciously moist and soft sugar cookie filled with cinnamon chips.

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Cinnamon Cookies - soft, chewy sugar cookies with cinnamon chips.

One of my favorite things to do each Christmas season is to bake Christmas Cookies. My Mom comes over and we bake cookies with my little one. It is so much more fun to do it together. We have a marathon baking session to try to get them all done. Then we freeze them all. I like to try a new recipe if I can and this year when I saw Cinnamon Chips on King Arthur Flour, I had to order them. I played with America’s Test Kitchen recipe for lighter sugar cookies and modified it to make the most fantastic Cinnamon Cookies.

 

Made with whole wheat and less sugar - cinnamon chip cookies

It was love at first bite with these cinnamon cookies.  I sent them into work with my hubby the next day and was told they were the best food I had ever sent in.  I was thrilled to know they liked them as much as I did.  Now when it comes to cookies, I like them soft and slightly under done.  Quite honestly, I would love to just eat the dough.  Yes, I am that kind of cookie girl.  You all can have the crunchy cookies, I want soft and chewy.  These deliver the perfect texture for me.

These cinnamon cookies are somewhat reminiscent of a cinnamon roll, one of the world’s’ most perfect foods.  I lightened them up with a little bit of stevia, light butter and applesauce.  The combination was magic!  I could have eaten every single last one.  Thank goodness my hubby’s co-workers like to try my creations.  They are good sports!  Try them for yourselves.  They will become a tradition in your family too.

My favorite cinnamon cookies made healthier.

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Cinnamon Chip Cookies

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 91 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups All purpose 180 grams, unbleached flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 90 grams
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp . Domino Light Stevia/Sugar Mix if you don't want to use stevia use 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 ounces light cream cheese 4 tbsp., cut into 8 pieces
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter melted and warm
  • 3 tbsp light butter melted and warm
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp non-fat milk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips

Glaze:

  • 5 tbsp confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp water
  • 3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Adjust oven rack to the middle position. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper or silpats.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together white and wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. Place sugar, stevia/sugar mix and cream cheese in a large bowl.
  5. Pour warm light and regular butter over cream cheese and whisk to combine. (You will still see some small clumps of cream cheese)
  6. Whisk in oil and applesauce until combined.
  7. Add egg, milk and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.
  8. Add flour mixture and cinnamon chips and mix with a rubber spatula until it forms a dough.
  9. Using a 2 tbsp. scoop, place 12 cookies onto each baking sheet.
  10. Bake one tray at a time for about 11 to 13 minutes. Cookies should be just starting to brown. Be sure to rotate baking sheet half way through cooking.
  11. Place baking sheet on wire rack and cool for 5 minutes.
  12. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.

For the glaze: mix all ingredients in a small bowl and lightly drizzle over the cookies.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 4  Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Sugars 9g
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel says
    Cinnamon chips are the best!!! Hershey makes them now and I can find them in some stores. Thanks for sharing this on 12 Days of Christmas Cookies!
  2. These look wonderful. Something different for this year!
  3. Lynn Palmatier says
    I LOVE CINNAMON!!!!! These cookies are a must for me this year!
  4. These look amazing! Stopping by via The Country Cook. If you haven't already, I would love for you to come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/12/farm-girl-friday-blog-fest-12.html Lisa Fresh Eggs Daily
  5. These cookies sound delicious!
  6. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen
  7. These look scrumptious! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :) http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_12_11_archive.html
  8. These sound so inviting!!! I love that they're a light cookie! I always try to lighten up recipes that I make by using less butter and sugar. Or by adding applesauce! I found you on RecipeNewz...my new favorite recipe site! I'm your newest follower! =)
    • Fooddonelight says
      Thanks Lillian. Thanks for letting me know where you found me too. I love finding new bloggers. Excited to see your recipes.

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