25 Days of Cookies: Lauren Conrad's lower-fat, dairy-free Snickerdoodles

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Welcome to GMA 25 Days of Cookies. For 25 days, we are featuring cookie recipes that are perfect to make for the holiday season. Our celeb BFFs are sharing their cookie recipes with us and we've gathered some seasonal standouts that are sure to dazzle on your Instagram feed and Pinterest board.

Head to our full guide here all month long for the most beautiful, fun, seasonal, delicious holiday cookies worthy of your new Christmas traditions.

Lauren Conrad, television personality and founder of the female empowerment market, The Little Market, shared this recipe for a healthier version of the classic Snickerdoodle.

It is a lower fat and dairy-free version of the beloved cookie, but still sure to be a hit among any crowd this holiday season!

Get her step-by-step guide for making these creative cookies below!

Lauren Conrad's Snickerdoodles cookie recipe

PHOTO: Lauren Conrad's Snickerdoodle cookies are pictured here.  (ABC News)
PHOTO: Lauren Conrad's Snickerdoodle cookies are pictured here. (ABC News)

For the cookies:

3 1/2 cups flour

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup vegan butter (earth balance)

1/2 apple sauce (1 apple peeled, cored and boiled for 5 to 10 mins. and then mashed)

1 egg

1 egg yolk

For the sugar coating:

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large mixer combine butter, applesauce and sugars and mix until smooth.

Mix in all remaining ingredients except for flour.

Turn mixer to low and sprinkle in flour until completely mixed.

Chill cookie dough for one hour.

In a separate bowl combine cinnamon and sugar.

Shape cookie dough into 1-inch balls and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture until evenly coated.

Place cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 15 minutes.

Recipe courtesy: Lauren Conrad.

PHOTO: Lauren Conrad's Snickerdoodle cookies are pictured here.  (ABC News)
PHOTO: Lauren Conrad's Snickerdoodle cookies are pictured here. (ABC News)

Head to our full guide here all month long for the most beautiful, fun and delicious holiday cookies that are sure to become a new tradition.

GMA 25 Days of Cookies (ABC News)
GMA 25 Days of Cookies (ABC News)

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Editor's note: This was originally published on Dec. 19, 2018.

25 Days of Cookies: Lauren Conrad's lower-fat, dairy-free Snickerdoodles originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com