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?
21 thoughts on “SNICKERDOODLES”
I’ll have a baker’s dozen.
Awesome! Plenty to go around 🙂
Yum! My boys LOVE snickerdoodles, I will definitely be making these!
Thats great! Tell me how they turn out 🙂
Now those look damn good… just eaten now I see this… I’m hungry again… lovely…
Thanks 🙂 Glad you like them! Last night I couldn’t resist them and ate like 3 in a shot or something…had make myself exit the kitchen to stop myself haha!
My what good control… my wife always moans I eat them faster than she can make them… but after 39 years if I didn’t she would think me sick…
haha! that happened once when I made mille feuilles pastries (before my blogging days)…I made some originally to share with my boyfriend’s parents but came home with him eating the whole batch during the day.
I should make that someday actually…
These are one of my faves!
🙂 Mine too!
Note to self. only read your blog after eating. Would write a longer comment, but my stomach is holding my spine hostage after seeing the photos. 🙂
That note applies only to food posts, right?
Enjoy your snack or meal! 🙂
I have a lot more Christmas baking to do.
I find myself suddenly craving cookies… Okay, in truth, I’m always craving cookies, Christmas just lets me indulge more than other times of the year. Might have to whip some of these up this weekend.
Go for it! They are awesome! And who needs reasons to crave cookies…I crave them all the time 🙂 Indulge away
If you do try these out, tell me how they turn out. I’d love to hear about it! 🙂
I love snickerdoodles. They aren’t usually part of my Christmas baking, but your cookies look really delicious! Might have to break with tradition here…
Snickerdoodles are awesome! You should break with tradition…haha. Just curious, what do you usually bake for Christmas?
I have a pretty full schedule now. This year I baked 50 fruit cakes plus a ton of cookies. There is a list and some recipes if you check this post: http://timetobeinspired.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/in-a-rut/ I have copied your recipe though and I will give it a go!
Thats really impressive! I do my baking bit by bit. Although the weekend before, will be where I make all my goodies 🙂
When you do, tell me how they turn out.
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