Holiday Treat – Snickerdoodle

I hate to say it, but I’ve never had this cookie before. I’ve heard of them, seen them, but never tried them. I feel my cookie knowledge is lacking for this reason. Seeing as the recipe is super simple and they sound like a tasty treat, I may have to correct this issue this year. But for those of you that have tried them, here is a recipe to use if you wanted to make them yourself.

Snickerdoodle

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 cup Unsalted Butter (softened)
    • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
    • 2 large Eggs
    • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
    • 2 3/4 cup Flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
    • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
    • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture:
    • 1/4 cup Sugar
    • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • Directions:
    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar for 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy.  Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the eggs and vanilla. Cream for 1-2 minutes longer. 
    • Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt, just until combined. 
    • In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon. 
    • If time allows, wrap the dough and let refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.  Roll into small balls until round and smooth.  Drop into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and coat well. Using a spoon, coat for a second time, ensuring the cookie balls are completely covered.  *To make flatter snickerdoodles, press down in the center of the ball before placing in the oven. This helps to keep them from puffing up in the middle. *
    • Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes.  Let cool for several minutes on baking sheet before removing from the pan.  

Happy Baking, Eating, and Holidays!

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