19 January 2012

Snicker about a Snickerdoodle

For those of you who said you have NEVER heard of snickerdoodle cookies (see previous post), I am now remedying that tragedy. Below is my snickerdoodle recipe, which are sugar cookies rolled in cinnamon sugar. Yeah, talk about a sugar rush. You may have eaten something like them before. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened (don't use margarine)
1 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 1/2 cups all purpose flour, spooned and leveled
3 tsp high-grade cinnamon
6 Tbsp granulated sugar

Directions:
In a stand mixer (or for a workout, a hand mixer), beat butter, shortening, and 2 cups of sugar for 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add vanilla. Mix until combined. Add baking powder, salt, and flour. Mix until well combined. Refrigerate dough for 3 hours or until firm.

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine 3 tsp cinnamon and 6 Tbsp of granulated sugar. Mix well. Using a medium cookie scoop (or a spoon) form 1 inch balls. Roll them in the cinnamon sugar then place them on a non-greased non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 10-11 minutes or until edges are slightly golden brown. Let cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes, then transfer to cooling racks and cool completely.
(Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.)

77 comments:

  1. Mmm... stop that! I can't eat these right now! D:

    ... okay, maybe just one. Can you even buy just one snickerdoodle these days? :P

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    1. Sorry to you, and anyone else dieting. : )

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  2. I love snickerdoodles. They make a one second appearance in my current WiP.

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  3. I've heard of them, absolutely love the name, but I don't think I have ever had them. Thanks for the recipe. I can't wait to try it out. :)

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  4. These are my hubby's favorite cookies. Thanks for the recipe! :)

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  5. I love snickerdoodles. They taste great (unless I made them) and their name is fun to say.

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    1. Ha! Everyone else's cooking/baking tastes better than mine, too. I enjoy NOT having to make it.

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  6. Mmmm, those snickerdoodles look soooo good! I wish I had a mixer, so that I could make my own.

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    1. You could use a hand mixer. Your arms will just get a workout.

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  7. Hey I'm your 300th follower! I love your blog background too, it's awesome.
    And those look delicious, I love snickerdoodles!

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  8. When I was a teen, I made these most Sundays. But I haven't had them in years! Time to remedy that. My kids are going to love me when they get home from school.

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    1. My kiddos love them, and so does my hubby.

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  9. There where people who never heard of these? That is a tragedy!

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  10. My wife makes pretty killer snicker doodles, but I will pass the recipe on:)

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  11. OMG I want one :D following !

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  12. Oh goodness! YUM! I have to ask though - does this make soft, chewy snickerdoodles, or crunchy? I like mine soft! Thanks for sharing Em! Can't wait to try this. I think I need to bake today!

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    1. I like 'em soft, too. And these will be, so long as you don't over bake them. Check them at 9 minutes to be sure they don't overbrown. Some ovens are hotter than others (mine is).

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  13. I don't understand how anyone could have NOT heard of Snickerdoodles. That's un-American.

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    1. Hey! I'm Canadian and I know about them.

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  14. They sound yum. Being an Aussie, they are new to me.

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  15. Naturally, I hadn't heard of a snickerdoodle prior to this post. And no, I'm not American.

    But it looks delicious. Kinda like the danish cookies we get here.

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  16. Ooo, I'll have to pass this along to my sister. She's the baker in the house ;)

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  17. I love snickerdoodles! My sisters made some once, and we ate them up so fast. Are they a typically American thing? (I'm Australian.)

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    1. I don't know. I'm Canadian (and American, but I was Canadian first), and I've eaten them since I was a child. They're good, huh?

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  18. Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies!

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    1. They're one of my husband's favorites, too.

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  19. Oh, I love cinnamon!

    Thanks for the recipe. :)

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    1. Make sure you have a friend to share with, or you'll eat them all by yourself... like I do.

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  21. I've heard of them, but only because of my American friends :)

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  22. LOL! These are my least favorite cookies. I think it is because they were the only kind my mom would make and I thought they were poor people cookies. Ha ha ha...I guess I'm a cookie snob.

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    1. I peg you as a chocolate or nut cookie girl, like me. These are my hubby's favorite. I baked them the other day for the first time in years. I'm a chocolate chip cookie kinda gal.

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  23. Seriously if I had any butter in my fridge right now I would make these in a heart beat! Oh well, Oreos will have to do :(

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    1. Yum! I have super easy recipe involving Oreos, cream cheese, and white chocolate. Oh my. Now I'm hungry.

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  24. Yeah, the ones I made yesterday are already gone, lol :)

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  25. Yes! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I just have to get shortening, and then I am making these!

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  26. Thanks for the recipe. I will have to make some soon.

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  27. Oooo, if I wasn't trying work my writer's butt off I would be making them this weekend! Thanks for the recipe. I'm going to jot it down for one of my weak moments:)

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  28. Thanks for the recipe. I have not had them in a very long time.

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    1. I hadn't either until the other day when I remembered I had my recipe tucked away. My kids loved them, but I didn't do my waist line any favors.

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  29. Yum but I am lazy enough to wish I could just reach into the picture and grab one. No one else in my household loves them which means it would be unkind to my waistline for me to make up a batch but I do find them oh so delicious.

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    1. Digital cookies are better anyway because they're calorie free!

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  30. Seriously? Snickerdoodles are some of the bestest cookies ever!

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  31. Snickerdoodles are my favorite! My husband had never had them either until I made him a batch. Now he's crazy for them.

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  32. OMG these are my all time favorite cookies... and the funny thing is I just made a batch this morning since hubby's been nagging me for some since I haven't made them for a couple of months. Your recipe is identical to mine... so I know your snickerdoodles are very delicious...:) here's mine:) http://tfwalsh.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/guilty-pleasure-mexican-party/

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    1. Ha! I love that our recipes are so close.

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  33. I am FOREVER in your debt. This is my fav cookie and I didn't have a recipe. The Snickerdoodle is practically a character in Jerry Spinelli's LOSER.

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  34. Yum! I've switched to bar cookies tho since it takes me twice as long to make vs. kids eating them up. Teenagers...'nuf said.

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    1. I can see how that would be a lot easier!

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  35. Hi Emily,

    Hope all is well, and just wanted to let you know I left you an award over at my blog:)

    Stop by to pick it up when you get the chance :)

    Cheers and Aloha!

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