Monday, December 8, 2008

You're a Snickerdoodle

I find testing new recipes to be like many artistic endeavors; you just have to be in the mood. Yesterday, I was cold when I got home from church (temperature-wise!) and decided it was a good time to make cookies. My plan was to make something that Builderman would like and I could resist, so I pulled out a recipe that Carol over at I Throw Like a Girl had posted on Saturday Stirrings months ago. Snickerdoodles looked to me to be a variation on sugar cookies, which aren’t my favorite (since they don’t have chocolate in them). Plus, I needed a new cookie recipe for Fuschia's First Ever Virtual Cookie Swap.

The good news is that these are delicious. The bad news is that I can’t resist them. They remind me of hot buttered toast with lots of butter and cinnamon sugar sprinkled in just the right amount. I will be kicked out of Weight Watcher’s forever and I’m blaming it on… who can I blame?? Oh – I guess that would be that lady in the mirror.

These are soft and pretty so you can take them to a holiday gathering and be assured of an empty plate at the end. The name makes me smile – Snickerdoodles. Sounds like a good nickname for someone sweet. Okay- that can be you. Enjoy, my snickerdoodles!

Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Mix butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar and eggs thoroughly in a large bowl

3. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl

4. Blend dry ingredients into butter mixture

5. Chill dough, and chill an ungreased cookie sheet for about 10-15 minutes in the fridge

6. Meanwhile, mix 3 tablespoons sugar and 3 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl.

7. Scoop a walnut sized amount of dough and shape into a ball

8. Roll dough in the cinnamon sugar to coat

9. Place on chilled ungreased cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes

10. Remove from cookie sheet immediately


Merrie said...

Oh YUM! I love snickerdoodles! My son-in-law loves them too, but doesn't like mine because they are too hard. I'm sure he'd also love these. I'll share with my daughter.

Merrie said...

Oh and yes, "Snickerdoodle" is a much better nick name than "old shoe"!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you like them! They are my son's favorite of all time. Between all of us, they don't last very long around here!

Uncommon Blonde said...

And you even took a lovely picture! I wish I could eat some of those right now ... I'm hungry and I LOVE cookies.

Greg C said...

Is there any way to put chocolate and carmel in them? I am having a craving at the moment and would love some chocolate. I have always wondered how to make SD's

Edie said...

Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm. Can I just have the ones in the picture? Just to help you resist them, you know. :)

Edie said...

Oh - I came over here to say congratulations on winning Greg's giveaway!

Fuschia said...

Snickerdoodles are RedDaddy's FAVORITE cookie! I make him a double batch every Christmas.

You could link to my Virtual Cookie Swap today...hint hint ;)

Miss Sandy said...

Hi Beverly,

I am so glad you stopped by for a visit. You are talking my cookie here! I LOVE these cookies! They are also my daughters favorite and they are simply irresistible! Good luck resiting temptation!