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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Snickerdoodles



Snickerdoodles
with help from Foodie with Family and Sally's Baking Addiction
(makes 3 dozen)

Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 and 1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

For topping:

2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Method

Preheat oven to 375F.

In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream the softened butter for about 1 minute on medium speed, until smooth. Add the sugar on medium speed until fluffy and light in color. Mix in egg and vanilla. Scrape down the sides as needed. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. With the mixer running on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 3 parts. The dough will be quite thick and you may have to stir the last of it by hand.

Toss 2 tablespoons granulated sugar with 2 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl. Take a heaping tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Roll the dough ball in the cinnamon-sugar topping. Sprinkle extra cinnamon-sugar on top if desired.

Bake cookies for about 12 minutes. The cookies will be very puffy and soft. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Method

I finally made snickerdoodles! I couldn't be happier. These came out puffy, tall, soft and light, just the way I wanted them, and they were absolutely stunning with coffee the next day:

5 comments:

Julie Weston said...

Hehe. You made Snickerdoodles. I can't explain why, but this makes me giddy. :)

Melissa said...

Wish you were here to share them Julie! :)

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I never ate snickerdoodles until somewhere around the last 5 years. Now I'm mad about all the years I missed. I made a batch for Christmas with brown butter. Recipe on Ambitious Kitchen if you're looking for a fun new angle for them. Brown butter gives a nice flavor profile.

Uri said...

Glad I found this blog, you have no idea how awesome it is to try these recipes out, or maybe you do lol, but still thank you for doing what you do, and best regards -Uri

BTW I just subscribed to your blog, can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Melissa said...

Rachel! Nice to see you and sorry I didn't see your comment sooner. Thanks for stopping by and for the suggestion.

Uri, I responded to your email as well, but thank you again for your kind comments. They are truly appreciated.