Snickerdoodles

Hello friends!  Welcome to day #3 of Christmas Cookie Week!

I hope you have enjoyed the first two recipes from this week:  Butter Tart Squares with A Shortbread Cookie Crust and Turtle Cookies.  So far I think the Turtle Cookies might be my favourite…well I love the butter tart squares too…oh, but I really love these Snickerdoodles…hmmm it’s so hard to choose.

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I had never actually made Snickerdoodles before, that’s kind of weird I know.  I have eaten them, just never made them.  And they’re a cookie my kids ask for a lot, so I figured there was no time like the present!  And this recipe did not disappoint.  These Snickerdoodles are soft, chewy and cinnamon-y.  Yummo.  My kids went crazy for them!

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And they are so easy to make too, which is fabulous!  The recipe isn’t complicated so you can whip up a batch last minute before guests come over, or have them ready for when the kids get home from school.  My kids love coming home to fresh baked cookies!  The first thing they do after they get their boots off is head to the kitchen to see what’s waiting for them!  I love that, and I hope it’s something they remember fondly about their childhood.  :)

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I hope you enjoy these Snickerdoodles!  We sure did…they’re now in my cookie rotation full time.

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Snickerdoodles
 
Serves: Makes 3 dozen cookies.
Ingredients
Cookie recipe:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • dash salt
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1½ cups sugar (See Notes)
  • 2 eggs
Cinnamon Sugar Mix:
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
  3. Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.
  5. Then add the eggs and mix well.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, and combine.
  7. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls, and roll them in the cinnamon/sugar mixture (see above picture).
  8. Place the balls onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, about 1½ inches apart.
  9. Using the bottom of a cup, lightly flatten the balls of dough (see above picture).
  10. Bake for 9-11 minutes.
  11. Let the cookies cool slightly before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe from The Joy of Cooking

Notes:  Sometimes I get products sent to me to try out, and every once in a while I find one I really like, so I wanted to share it with you.  For this recipe I tried out a new all-natural and unrefined granulated sugar called Zulka Pure Cane Sugar (I use it in my coffee all the time now).  This unrefined sugar has a better flavour than regular granulated sugar, which worked perfectly for these Snickerdoodles.  So good!  But no worries, you can use regular white sugar in this recipe too.

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In case you missed them, here are the first 2 cookie recipes from this week:

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Butter Tarts with A Shortbread Cookie Crust  |  Turtle Cookies

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For even more cookie inspiration check out recipes from these great bakers that I teamed up with this week!  So much cookie fun all for you!

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Angie from Echoes of Laughter
Julie from Sober Julie
Stacey from This Lil’ Piglet
Joann from Woman In Real Life
Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life In The Suburbs
Grace from Sense & Simplicity
Donna From An Anglo In Quebec
Ricki Jill from Art@Home

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Have a delicious day!
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Comments

  1. Okay, I am probably the only person in the country that has never eaten a snickerdoodle? I have heard of them and they seem to be on a lot of people’s cookie lists but it just has never happened to me. So, I am definitely going to make them I know that nothing will look as pretty and perfect as yours do….how DO you do that? But, I will give it a good honest go. I think I am a sloppy baker…really I do.

  2. I don’t recall every trying a Snickerdoodle. And I agree with Donna – your cookies look so pretty and perfect! I hope you are enjoying Christmas Cookie Week.

    Joann

  3. We love these, my mom and the kids whipped up a batch last night as a matter of fact. Reminds us of Mary. Your pictures are gorgeous!!

  4. I have never made them either. They just have never been a Christmas tradition in my family. I might have to switch things up this year and try them!

  5. These look so delish, thanks for the recipe!

  6. Thanks so much for the tip about the sugar. I will try to find it here in the States! I love trying new Snickerdoodle recipes, so I’ll try yours at some point during Christmas!

  7. This is my daughter’s favourite cookie! She would love these and great tip about the sugar too! Angie xo

  8. I”ve never had them either. I’m inspired to give them a try. They look so pretty.

  9. I have been making snickerdoodles for many years!!! They are so good. They are one of those batches of cookies you double because they are gone so fast. They are on my list to bake this weekend. :)

  10. Tammy McKenzie says:

    OMG!!! These cookies were AMAZINGLY GREAT! This recipe is PERFECTION. I’m sooo glad I came across it on Pinterest. I’ve been looking for a perfect snickerdoodle recipe. I followed exactly as the recipe stated. They were chewy and crispy around the edges and looked just like your picture. I made them for Christmas but will be making them year round. Happy Holidays!
    Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

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