With my cooking challenge this year - 40 new recipes - I'm really trying to find different things to make. I want to challenge myself and try some new techniques. But, I failed at this recipe. I needed some cookies to freeze in anticipation of company next weekend and these Skinny Snickerdoodles fit the bill: easy and low-calorie.
One thing I'm learning with low-fat cookies is that the recipes merely have you make a smaller cookie than one would normally make. This seems to be the case with these skinny cookies. They were small - but very good!
I had to make a few substitutions. When I went to get my whole-wheat flour, I saw that it was expired - by over a year. So I used regular flour, which only increased the calories by 1.1 per cookie. Not a dealbreaker. I also lacked agave. So as the dough was mixing - and was nothing like the consistency of normal dough, I added a few tablespoons of skim milk. Once the dough looked normal, I scooped it out and it was perfectly good!
When I took these out of the oven, they were almost too gooey. But once they cooled and had set for a bit, they were good and soft. Mr. Higgins approved of these bite-sized cookies and I like that they're portion controlled. So, success!