As the weather gets chillier in the fall, tea parties are perfect for a nice cozy afternoon with friends. Aware of the benefits of green tea for restoring antioxidants and stimulating metabolism, I personally drink at least one cup of green tea every day in the fall. What pairs really well with tea? Cookies! But having just promoted green tea as a healthy supplement to your diet, I would feel terrible if I presented you now with a calorie and fat-loaded cookie recipe. So instead, I will share with you this recipe for skinny snickerdoodles from the Chocolate-Covered Katie healthy dessert blog!
I couldn’t believe how little butter and sugar I had to use after tasting my final product. Not sure which brand of tea to try? Well our Food Editor, Brandy Voirin, highly recommends the Kusmi Tea line from Paris.
The Kusmi Teas have been around for over 140 years and can be served as iced or hot tea. They take just five minutes to prepare, and are rich in flavor, aroma and color. Something else we both love about this line is they carry an assortment box devoted to green tea lovers. You can sample strawberry green tea, detox green tea, orange and spice green tea and the list goes on and on. The teas are sure to add a little spice to your fall tea party.
- 3/4 cup ww pastry flour (or white flour) (See below for notes on a gluten-free option)
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt (just under level)
- 1/4 tsp cream of tarter (optional)
- 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup sugar or sucanat or evaporated cane juice
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoons milk of choice
- 1/4 cup “butter” of choice
Preheat oven to 330 degrees F. Combine dry ingredients and mix very, very well. In a separate bowl, melt the butter of choice, then stir in vanilla and milk. Pour dry into wet and mix again. Form balls. For true snickerdoodles, roll each ball in a mix of cinnamon and sugar (either equal parts OR two parts sugar to one part cinnamon, depending on how cinnamon-y you want your cookies). If you want soft cookies, you’ll need to get the balls very cold. (So roll the balls, cover in the cinnamon-sugar, then refrigerate until cold.) Cook for 9-10 minutes.