Thursday, December 18, 2008

BONUS: Snickerdoodle cookies

Here's a bonus cookie recipe for the day!
I think these cookies are fundementally flawed in that there is not a snippet of chocolate anywhere in this recipe. HOWEVER, they are delicious and are terrific with a nice cup of coffee.
Another recipe that calls for the dough to be rolled into balls, these were a favorite to make as a kid due to the hands-on factor. And they are quick. :-D

I think these are another of the recipes we're going to make tomorrow. Now I just need to finish cleaning my kitchen so we have lots of room! I will make sure I post pics of the cookie making (and eating!) processes!

Snickerdoodle Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

4 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, beat the butter on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1 cup sugar, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well blended. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer, and stir in remaining flour.

Combine the 4 tablespoons sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture to coat. Place balls of dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 to 11 minutes or until edges are beautifully golden.
Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Note: If your kitchen is exceptionally warm and the dough gets too sticky to roll into balls, simply cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.


  1. I think these are one of my favorite recipes. My grandmother made them every year, she also made fudge and diviniti. I did not like diviniti though. She would mail it all to us in California for Christmas with some handmade item. May have to make them for the kids and see what they think. I know we will be making cookies, bread, cinnamon rolls etc during break. Also watching movies and playing games. I can't wait, just a couple more days.

  2. snicknerdoodles are not supposed to have choc! But they are delish! You cant stop eating them. Marion