Monday, October 11, 2010

In The Kitchen: Quite Possibly The Best Darn Chewy Snickerdoodles Ever!


Growing up, I was never tempted to try Snickerdoodles. They lacked chocolate, nuts and some sort of gooey element that would have made them much more appealing than the boring mass of flour and sugar they appeared to be. In my adult years, I was introduced to Snickerdoodles and I fell in love. It's something about the marriage of a crisp yet chewy cookie that gets me every time. 

This Snickerdoodle recipe is absolutely amazing! The flavor is clean and filled with cinnamon-sugar goodness you are sure to love. I am a fan of recipes that are simple to make and don't require a ton of complex, hard to find ingredients. - If you do attempt this recipe, please remember to chill the dough as well as the baking sheet. This will prevent spreading and will yield perfectly round cookies. 

Snickerdoodle Recipe - Yields 4 Dozen [Adapted From RecipeZaar] : 
2¾ cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1½ cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar and eggs thoroughly in a large bowl.
  • Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.  
  • Blend dry ingredients into butter mixture.
  • Chill dough, and chill an un-greased cookie sheet for about 10-15 minutes in the fridge.
  • Meanwhile, mix 3 tablespoons sugar, and 3 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Scoop 1 inch globs of dough into the sugar/ cinnamon mixture.
  • Coat by gently rolling balls of dough in the sugar mixture.
  • Place on chilled un-greased cookie sheet, and bake 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pan immediately.   
** Cool dough and pan in between batches**
   


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20 comments:

  1. i love baking and will have to try these. I used to buy them a lot at the mall from cookie shops but never attempted to make them! (dunno why, since i bake everything else, lol)

    Vonnie
    http://www.socialitedreams.com/

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  2. Wow! We must have been on the same wavelength! I made snickedoodles last night!

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  3. These cookies look so good!! I cant wait to try this recipe with my girls.

    check out my blog at
    foreverahautemom.blogspot.com

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  4. I've never had a snickerdoodle but these look amazing. Yum-O!

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  5. I love it when you post recipes! I have got to try these soon. Thanks for posting!

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  6. Here we go again, lol! You're making me fat:D

    I make a snicker doodle-scented body scrub that I just want to eat every time, so I knew these will be absolutely delish! Making my grocery list now...

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  7. Girl...are you tryin to make us get fat?! lol...running out to get some cream of tartar in 5,4,3,2...

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  8. Oh here's a healthy/no calorie alternative to sugar that doesn't have the side effects like aspartame...xylitol..ive just started using it!!! Have you tried?

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  9. I love you blog-especially how great your photos are. I feel like I can taste those snickerdoodles through the computer.

    I will definitely be trying out your recipe.
    Ps. I've nominated your for a blog award.

    Cheers!

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  10. I will have to give this a try. You should go on this recipe site named foodgawker.com. Its great!!!

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  11. Those look absolutely delicious! I'll have to try making those with my little guy :) Thanks for sharing Nikole!

    Myisha
    www.BraceYourselfBoutique.com

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  12. im low carbing. omg. WHAT are you DOING to me!!!! *turns circles on the ground on shoulder*

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  13. See now I can never go on this site without getting hungry!! Nik this looks absolutely delish. *Runs to store for snickerdoodles in hopes that the run will burn calories*

    http://www.lovebrownsugar.com

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  14. This is dope! Your mac and cheese had my friends doin' back flips at a bbq...now you're givin' me the goods for sweets!!! All I need is the cream of tartar and some vanilla extract from the store and it. is. on.

    Thanks!!

    Tish

    http://www.fireandiceunite.com

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  15. I tried the recipe. I'm not a baker so i guess i messed up somewhere. Mine came out fluffy but still tasty like a snickerdoodle. Maybe i mixed too much. I so wanted them chewy lol. I noticed the vanilla ingredient was missing in the directions after i mixed the dough...i just threw it in lol. Anyway, they are tasty. Thanks for the recipe.

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  16. Thanks for the recipe. I finally made these this weekend and had to bring the rest to work to keep from eating them all by myself. Mine came out thicker than yours but the flavor is incredible.

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  17. omg i love snickerdoodles. they are the perfect cookie besides lemon.

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  18. The vanilla is missing.

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