These sweet sugar cookies have an appealing cracked top and a chewy middle.

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Recipe Summary

50 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 3 baking sheets with cooking spray.

  • Stir together all-purpose and whole-wheat flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat together brown sugar, butter, oil, eggs and vanilla in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until smooth, making sure no lumps of brown sugar remain, about 1 minute. Stir in the dry ingredients until completely blended. (The dough will be stiff.)

  • Divide the dough in half and press each half into a flat disk. Roll out one of the disks on a lightly floured surface to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out cookies with a 2-inch round cookie cutter, placing the cookies 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets. Repeat with the remaining dough. Press the scraps together and cut out additional cookies. Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, until they are puffed in the middle and browned around the edges, 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand for about 2 minutes on the baking sheets, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

77 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 13.3g; dietary fiber 0.3g; sugars 8.1g; fat 2.4g; saturated fat 0.8g; cholesterol 10.3mg; vitamin a iu 41.1IU; folate 16.9mcg; calcium 4.9mg; iron 0.3mg; magnesium 3.7mg; potassium 15.1mg; sodium 89.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 8g.

Reviews (3)

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
These are delicious! I was These are delicious! I was fully prepared to dislike them. The batter was crumbly and could not be rolled out. So I decided to bake them and see how they came out. Crunchy on the outside soft and chewy on the inside. Very delish! I did use unsalted butter and only a pinch of salt not a whole teaspoon full. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Yum These were so yummy! I made them for my Zumba class since the calories are so low! I'm going to make them for Christmas and put a little colored sugar on top! Pros: Chewy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
quick easy and simply delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
DELICIOUS! Made them with brown sugar with slenda. Brought down the calorie count more. Can't just eat 1 2 or 3. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Sweet and simple! After reading the other reviews my expectations were a little high and these cookies did not fulfill them. But other than that they are good! I like that they are light and sweet tasting but they got a little too crunchy! Pros: Sweet easy low fat Cons: Plain crunchy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These were a disappointment. They were a little too salty for cookies. Maybe if the salt was reduced or unsalted butter is used they might taste better. Read More