Holiday Baking: Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe
I enjoy a good challenge, especially when it comes to cooking or baking but when it gets to be the holiday season, I think it's best to go with the easiest possible recipes. I've already told about my feelings for cheating when baking for the holidays, but another possible solution to the rush of the holidays is to use very few and very common ingredients and simple techniques.
Snickerdoodle cookies definitely fit the bill here. They're a simple, light and sweet cookie with a cinnamon bite- perfect for all your cookie exchange parties. Plus- they have a cute name that's fun to say!
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
For rolling dough:
5 tablespoons sugar 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375F
Cream the butter, at room temperature. You don't need to fully cream it, because you'll be adding more ingredients next.
Tip: I don't usually have room temperature butter on hand so I like to microwave it for around 10-15 seconds to warm it up and make it easier to cream.
Add sugar to creamed butter.
Cream both these together until smooth and fluffy.
Beat in the egg, you can use a mixer on a low speed or a wooden spoon.
Add in vanilla extract and mix.
Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl.
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix well.
This is what it will look like when done!
In a separate, small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
Form the dough into balls 1 inch across, roll them into a mixture of the sugar and cinnamon and place them on a baking sheet, leaving enough space for the cookies to expand.
Bake for about 8-10 minutes.
Tip: The cookies should be a light golden brown colour. Be sure not to overbake them.
And there you are- fresh from the oven snickerdoodles that are ready to be devoured!
Recipe via cookingcloset.com
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These probably taste amazing! I would add some icing and sprinkles on top just to spice them up a bit and keep it festive. Thanks for the great recipe. Can't wait to try it!
I've never tried these but it sounds simple enough to make.
Chef's Note! I'm a big cinnamon fan so I loaded up on that, but if you aren't a big fan, just add more white sugar and a bit of cinnamon to spice it up!
I made a double batch of these tonight its a great easy recipe and they are delicious!I mixed red colored sugar with the cinnamon to roll the dough in and the colored sugar is quite pretty.You really do have to space them out they puff right up...Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Yum, yum, yum. All this baking is really tempting me. Hope I can get all of the great recipes recently done after my exams & before the family comes. :D
I'm not big on cinnamon so I've never had them before but I think I would try them :)
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