Friday, August 9, 2013

Snickerdoodle Cookies

     I was in my early 20s when I remember having my first Snickerdoodle Cookie. I don't remember having them as a kid. We were a sugar cookie or chocolate chip cookie type family which I still love. I have made Snickerdoodle cookies a few times in the past but it has been years. They are the reason why I purchased cream of tartar. Is there any other reason? 
     Well, this week I wanted to make some cookies. I was discussing this dilemma at work when my friend suggested Snickerdoodle cookies. When I tried to find the recipe I used, I couldn't find it. I was thinking about just using a sugar cookie recipe and roll the dough into the cinnamon sugar but thought the cookie needs to be soft. I even googled a few recipes but they didn't look right. They should have cream of tartar in them. What I came up for a recipe was what I wanted in a Snickerdoodle. I think they turned out to be exactly right.
Snickerdoodle Cookies
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar mixed with 2 tsp cinnamon

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and oil.
  2. Add the sugar and cream until fluffy.
  3. Add one egg at a time. Mix well.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
  5. Add the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Mix until combined.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  9. In a small bowl, add the cinnamon sugar.
  10. Scoop about 2 inch balls of dough.
  11. Roll the dough in the cinnamon sugar and place onto the baking sheet. Space the cookies about 3 inches apart.
  12. Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden. The middle of the cookies should be soft but set.
  13. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe by Jen of Sweet Morris.

One year ago, I made...................Victoria Sandwich Cake.
Did you already know..................
-The  origins for the Snickerdoodle Cookies are speculation. 
-Snickerdoodle cookies are believed to be German origin.
-In U.S, Snickerdoodle cookies began to appear in print in the early 20th century.

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