I recently tried a new recipe for Snickerdoodles. I’ve been baking snickerdoodle cookies for years and years with the same old recipe, but saw a “new” recipe on a website I love that looked interesting, so I gave it a try.
The blogger I got this recipe from (Chris Scheuer, at The Cafe Sucré Farine) found this recipe in a cookbook from a famous bakery in London, England. Bakeries tend to get things right (DUH), so I knew they just HAD to be delicious, so I made a batch. The result? Outstanding! So very good.
The tried and true version of snickerdoodles I usually make are delicious, but are fairly flat in appearance, like this:
Not these little beauties! They puffed up quite nicely… combined with the delicious cinnamon/sugar on the outside and the soft, fluffy inside, makes this a perfect snickerdoodle, in my humble opinion. I am glad I found this recipe and will happily make these cookies again. They would be perfect for gift-giving!
They are easy to make… and let’s be honest here… who doesn’t love to eat cookies over the holidays? (wait, wait… who doesn’t like a good cookie ANYTIME???).
Hope you will give these delicious cookies a try… I know you’re gonna LOVE them!
Recipe Source: http://thecafesucrefarine.com/2012/06/snicker-doodles-from-londons-famous/#_a5y_p=1383068
- 4 oz. butter, softened
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 3¼ cups all purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1½ Tablespoons ground cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract until mixture is light and fluffy.
- Add eggs to the mixture. Mix well until combined.
- Add the rest of the cookie ingredients to this mixture a little at a time. Mix until well combined.
- In a separate small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon together for the coating.
- Form cookies. Use approximately a 2 Tablespoon size scoop of cookie dough, and roll it between your (clean) hands to form a ball. Place the dough ball into the cinnamon-sugar mixture, and roll it in the mixture until all sides of the dough ball are coated.
- Place each coated dough ball onto parchment paper (or wax paper) lined baking sheets, about 2 inches apart from each other.
- Bake in 325 degree oven for about 12 minutes (or until the cookies are a light brown color). When done, let cookies cool on pan for a couple of minutes, then remove cookies and place them on a wire rack to cool. Cookies will crack a bit... don't worry... it's ALL GOOD.