I’m back with more Christmas baking! Anyone down for some snickerdoodles?
Just the name itself is PURE AWESOMENESS, right? I ended up with exactly as they predicted, about 4 dozen.
Almost all Christmas cookbooks include a Snickerdoodle recipe. The one I used was from Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook.
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1) Heat oven to 400F . In large bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups sugar, the butter, shortening and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
2) Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. In small bowl, mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls 2 inches apart.
3) Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set, immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
As usual, I change it a bit to my own needs. First of all, I don’t eat cream of tartar so I omitted that. I use margarine instead of butter and also I learned that an electric mixer usually leads to a better mixture especially when shortening and butter/margarine is in the picture. Its a personal preference. Also, I did a guesstimate on the cinnamon-sugar mixture, but more on the sugar portion because I had already put the measuring cup to wash in the sink.
They turned out amazing. Seriously, look at them. I did almost equal size cookies and they came out to 3.5 dozen cookies. In the book, they expect about 4 dozens, so I’d say I’m spot on. The taste and texture is really good. If you don’t like too much sweets, then ton down the cinnamon-sugar mix so that the coating will lessen on the sweet taste. I had to do this in two batches and my second batch was less sweet because I had done that but it still tasted pretty awesome.
These are perfect for the holiday season! |They take about 10 minutes in the oven and prep work is quick. Plus, the taste is delicious.
Have you ever made/tried snickerdoodles? Do you like them? Will you be making any this year?