The Perfect Treat!

Before I give you this great recipe for easy snicker-doodle cookies, I have to tell you that I feel like my childhood was deprived because I have never made a snicker-doodle cookie in my life. I loved to bake and while making chocolate chip cookies is always a fun experience, I did not realize that all the while I should have been making snicker-doodles. What kid would not love to roll the dough and smother each cookie onto a mountain of cinnamon and sugar? If you find one, let me know.

Another note, I never have cream of tartar, and every recipe calls for that particular ingredient which never touches my shelves. This recipe is awesome because you don't need it! I grabbed it from the food network http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gale-gand/snickerdoodles-recipe/index.html


3 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Sugary Topping:
4 1/2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees F

  1. Stir together all the dry ingredients
  2. Cream the butter using a paddle (I love to use my cute, red Kitchen-aid for this)
  3. Add the sugar (Don't feel bad, your New Year's resolution is to work out more, right?)
  4. Add eggs, corn syrup, and vanilla. Mix until it's nice and smooth.
  5. Add the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  6. Now, the best way to do this is to let your dough hang out in the refrigerator for about an hour... but if your really impatient like I am, just go to number 7!
  7. In a separate bowl, mix together the sugary topping
  8. Roll dough into small balls, about the size of an acorn. Smother them in the sugary goodness.
  9. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 1/2 inches apart.
  10. Bake 10-12 minutes, until they look slightly golden and cracked.
  11. Let them cool.
Invite some friends over. Put on your favorite Christmas movie and serve your tasty cookies with hot chocolate, coffee, or (my personal favorite) warm chai tea.

From my tiny kitchen to yours!

1 comment:

  1. Ok I feel terrible about not making snickerdoodles with you. :( In my defense you are a much better baker than me, I guess you'll just have to teach me. btw I love the advent in the background.
    Merry Christmas!


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