Whip up a batch of these cinnamon-soft, chewy and puffy cookies with less sugar compared to other traditional varieties. Save some of the dough in the refrigerator for an on-demand serving of this popular cookie recipe.


  • 1 cup trans-fat-free tub margarine
  • 1/4 cup stevia sugar blend plus 1 tablespoon stevia sugar blend, divided use
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the margarine, ¼ cup stevia sugar blend, egg, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Using the electric mixer on medium speed, gradually beat the flour mixture into the stevia sugar blend mixture just until moistened but no flour is visible.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together the remaining 1 tablespoon stevia sugar blend and the cinnamon.
  6. Using your hands, shape the dough into 1¼-inch balls to make 24 cookies. Gently roll in the stevia sugar blend cinnamon mixture, coating lightly. Place about 2 inches apart on a large baking sheet or two small baking sheets. With the palm of your hand or a fork, lightly flatten each ball.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the bottoms are browned.

Recipe and photo courtesy of the American Heart Association.

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