Until this week, I had no idea what a ‘snickerdoodle’ was. Was it a chocolate bar? A lolly? A dessert? It’s a cookie, and a delicious one too!
The cookies are made from a simple butter and sugar recipe and the balls are rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking. So with the mystery out of the way, it was time to try my hand at making some.
As the name suggests they don’t contain Snickers bars but they do taste like cinnamon donuts! YEAH!! And I can’t help but singing:
Snicker-dee-doo-da, Snicker-dee-ay, my oh my what a wonderful day
The recipe makes a whole lot of cookies which works for me – a bunch to take to the office and the rest go to a dinner with friends.
Variation: I made a vegan version by using egg substitute and dairy free butter.
2 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup white sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
- In a large bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.
- In a separate bowl, beat sugar and butter until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the side of the bowl and beat in the vanilla extract.
- Combine with flour mixture and mix until you have a smooth dough. If the dough is soft, cover and refrigerate for 30mins or until firm.
- Preheat oven to 190 degrees and place rack in the centre of the oven. Line two trays with baking paper.
- Shape the dough into 2cm round balls.
- In a shallow bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
- Roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar and place on the prepared tray, spacing about 5cm apart. Use a fork to gently flatten each cookie to about 1.5cm.
- Bake for 8-10mins or until they are light golden brown and firm around the edges. The centre of the cookies will still be a little soft. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 10-14 days.
Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies.
Before going into the oven I pressed each cookie in with a fork. You could leave them in balls if you prefer the ‘cracked’ look.
Unfortunately I can’t sight the recipe source as I was given a printed copy. I changed it slightly by reducing the sugar content and adding cinnamon to the cookie mixture.
What’s your favourite cookie to make?