Monday, August 27, 2007

Snickerdoodles


Whenever Joey asks me to make cookies he is really asking for a snickerdoodle. He never has to say it, but I always know. I love snickerdoodles. My mom was always really good at making them when I was growing up. The cream of tartar gives them this great tangy taste. They are kind of a tricky cookie. Sometimes they turn out just right and other times they are completely flat. I prefer to use all butter. That's when you have to be careful that they don't spread too much. A combination of butter and shortening would help them to not flatten as much, but I love the taste and texture they have when it is just butter. I find that if I chill the dough long enough and make sure that I don't overmix it, they turn out perfectly. I have also discovered this really good Saigon Cinnamon. It is spicier than other cinnamons and makes a basic snickerdoodle over the top.

Snickerdoodles

1 c butter, softened-but not too much
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 c flour
2 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Combine in a small bowl: 2 T sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon

In a medium bowl combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt and whisk together.

In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and mix well.

Stir in the dry ingredients being careful not to overmix the dough. Sometimes mine is even a little crumbly.

Chill the dough for at least 1 hour.

Roll into 1" balls and roll in the suagr/cinnamon mixture.

Bake on parchment lined baking sheets at 375F for 8-10 min.

2 comments:

becks said...

Snickerdoodles = Memories!!! Remember when these were the only cookies mom would ever makes because they didn't require anything that she didn't already have in the cupboard? (Like chocolates chips, for example:) And this really is the best recipe ever for these cookies. They have the perfect amount of cream of tarter. Another trick is to add a little more flour (like 1/4 to 1/2 cup more) if you don't want the cookies to turn out too flat.

Marie said...

I just posted today about Cake Mix Snickerdoodles. My hubby doesn't like them and asked for the real thing. As much as I love the ease of Cake mix, I will be giving this recipe a try.