Snickerdoodles!

What’s your favorite holiday cookie?

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This would be mine. I remember the first time I tried this scrumptious cookie. My mom said “hey chloe, we’re gonna make snickerdoodles!” I was intrigued by the name, I mean, it just sounds fun. So we baked that prepackaged cookie dough and out came these cinnamon sugar dusted cookies. I was sold at first bite. Thank you, mom!

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There’s a few reasons why these are my favorite. Not only do they bring back amazing memories in the kitchen with my mom; but, the texture isn’t like any other cookie. They’re fat and fluffy and soooo soft. They almost melt in your mouth!

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Plus, the cinnamon sugar combination is to die for. I promise, as soon as you try these, they’ll become your favorite as well!

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Snickerdoodles:
Ingredients: (makes one dozen)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar*
1/2 teaspoon baking soda*
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Directions:
Whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl cream together the butter and 3/4 cup sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Chill for at least an hour or overnight. Once chilled, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl stir together 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Divide the dough into 2 tablespoon balls, flatten the balls slightly with the palm of your hands, and coat them in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on a parchment or foiled baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool slightly then transfer to a baking sheet to cool completely. Enjoy!

*MAKE SURE YOUR BAKING SODA IS STILL ACTIVE. To test it- throw 1/2 a teaspoon into water. It should bubble rapidly. If this happens, still use the cream of tartar and baking soda like it’s stated in the directions.

**If your baking soda isn’t still active omit cream of tartar and reactivate the baking soda in 2 teaspoons white vinegar or lemon juice. Pour the lemon juice + 1/2 teaspoon baking soda mixture into the batter.

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6 Comments

  1. mmm, snickerdoodles are my favorite cookies! these look great!

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  2. jessica

     /  December 12, 2012

    I made these today and they came out great! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Catherine Ward

     /  December 24, 2012

    These are the best Snickerdoodles! And thanks for the info on baking soda. Never heard about this but I followed the instructions. I found my baking soda was not active so I used the lemon juice and no cream of tartar. I was worried they would taste lemony but not at all.

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    • Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed them! Yeah, the baking soda/lemon juice trick I learned from my Grandma. I was surprised on how well it worked the first time I made these as well!

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