Bake: Snickerdoodles

picture of snickerdoodles

Cinnamon-y, sugary, cream of tartar-y yumminess.  Recipe after the jump.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 15 cookies 

1.5 c flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
0.5 tsp baking soda
0.5 tsp salt
4 tbsp butter, room temperature
0.25 c shortening
0.75 c plus 3 tbsp sugar, divided
1.5 tbsp cinnamon
1 egg

(1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees
(2) Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt
picture of dry ingredients in bowl
(3) Cream butter, shortening, and 0.75 c sugar together until smooth
(4) Add egg and mix until combined
(5) Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until fully incorporated
picture of dry and wet ingredients blended together

(6) In a small bowl, mix together cinnamon and the remaining sugar
picture of cinnamon and sugar mixed together in small bowl
(7) Roll dough into 1-inch balls and coat with the cinnamon and sugar mixture
picture of dough balls being coated in the cinnamon-sugar mixture
(8) Place on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart
picture of dough on parchment-lined baking sheet
(9) Bake for 10-12 minutes until puffed up and tops are cracked
picture of just baked snickerdoodles
(10) Cool on a wire rack (they will deflate a bit)
picture of cookies cooling on wire rack

Notes:  Since this recipe doesn't use brown sugar, you need to add the cream of tartar to activate the baking soda.  It also gives the cookies their distinctive taste.  So, while you can substitute vinegar for cream of tartar when whipping egg whites, I wouldn't do so for this recipe.  As always, store with a slice of bread to keep them soft.


Anonymous said...

These are so delicious!

Unknown said...

despite the disappointment i felt when i realized they did not have either snickers or doodles in them, i grew to love them.

Anonymous said...

Hi M! Those snickerdoodles were little master pieces! Thank you so much! The texture was especially spot on. Easily some of the best I have ever eaten (And I've eaten a lot). 5 Stars! Thanks again, those were really amazing. -John

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