Recipe from Roxanne Housley, Canyon Ranch Vice President of Sales & Strategic Alliances.


Snickerdoodles are an easy-to-make cookie, perfect for those just starting out in baking. They're popular with both kids and adults. Sinckerdoodles would make a great addition to any party you throw!

If you're interested in expanding your customer base, consider selling snickerdoodles at your child's lemonade stand. You'll have a hard time keeping them in stock!


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup low-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cinnamon sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a baking sheet with canola oil.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix butter, cream cheese and brown sugar on low speed with an electric mixer. Add egg yolk and vanilla, and mix on low until just combined.
  • In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add to butter mixture and mix by hand until combined.
  • Portion heaping teaspoonfuls (or use a 3/4 ounce scoop) onto baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon sugar. Bake for 7 minutes. Lightly flatten cookies with finger. Rotate baking sheet and bake an additional 3 minutes.

Makes 30 servings.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Makes 30 cookies.

Each cookie contains approximately:

  • 80 calories
  • 1 g protein
  • 13 g carbohydrates
  • 3 g fat
  • 20 mg cholesterol
  • 82 mg sodium
  • Trace fiber