Snickerdoodles

I love Snickerdoodles!! I know, I know, I love every cookie that I post, but in my defense, I really love cookies!

 

Snickerdoodles are special to me, because they make me think of my childhood. My Mom made Snickerdoodles. It wasn’t very often, so it was always a special occasion when she did!

DSC_0335These cookies are very simple to make, no mixer required! You also get to roll around the cute little balls of dough in cinnamon and sugar…the perfect job for little helpers!

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Now it is important to note, I do not flatten the cookies before they bake. I place the balls of dough on the cookie sheet and let them spread while baking. I find that this creates a soft, thick, and chewy cookie (sounds like perfection to me!). If you prefer a more flat and round cookie, you can press the cookies down slightly before baking. You can use the bottom of a measuring cup, or even your hands.

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The cookies on the left are if you leave the dough as a ball while baking, the cookies on the right are after they were flattened slightly. They are both pretty delicious, but I did notice after a day or so the cookies on the right did start drying out a little faster.

You may notice that I use silicone baking mats, I highly recommend them. They give you so many benefits….they are non-stick, they allow your cookies to bake evenly, they help prevent the cookies from spreading too much, and they make for easy clean-up. I have only had mine for about 6 months, and I am truly in love!

 

Snickerdoodles

Cookies:

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 t cream of tartar
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 2 1/2 t of cinnamon

Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 or 2 t cinnamon

Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a small bowl, prepare the topping by mixing together the sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter until fluffy. Add sugar and mix well. Mix in egg and vanilla.
  4. Slowly add in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and cinnamon until well combined. I suggest adding each cup of flour separately and mixing after each, and then mixing again after the other dry ingredients are added.
  5. Roll the dough into small balls. Roll the balls in the cinnamon and sugar topping. I suggest you sprinkle a little extra on top! Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Leave the cookies on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

I welcome your feedback, please let me know what you think!