Monday, September 16, 2013

Snickerdoodle cookies

"Mom, can we bake cookies today?"

I have a hard time saying no to baking cookies.

It's something that I enjoy doing with my kids. Everyone is eager to help out, and although I have quite a mess to clean up afterwards,  their efforts, giggles, and happiness make it all worth it.

We pondered what cookies to make, and Snickerdoodles came to mind.

Since we're at the end-of-Summer, and quickly approaching Fall . . . I thought Snickerdoodles would make a perfect cookie for this time of year . . . 

        . . . a soft and chewy sugar cookie covered in one of Fall's favorite spices . . . cinnamon.                                                         YUM!

I love Snickerdoodles any time of year, but I think they're best at the end of Summer, just before we welcome Fall.

It's the mild flavored sugar cookie rolled in a sugar & cinnamon mixture that make this the perfect combination.

A little bit of Summer wrapped in a whole lot of Fall . . .  that's how I describe a Snickerdoodle!

There's a secret to making these cookies tender and chewy.

Besides having the right recipe . . . baking them at a lower temperature, and for the right amount of time, is also key.

I bake these cookies at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes, and then pull them out of the oven and let them sit on our counter-top for several minutes.  Although they look a little under-cooked, they continue to bake on the cookie sheet to a perfect tender, chewiness!

There's something so satisfying about these cookies . . . maybe its that the crinkles that develop on top that are filled with sugar & cinnamon . . . or maybe it's their soft texture and moist insides . . . whatever it is . . . they're so delicious!


1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

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for rolling the sugar dough
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars with an electric mixer on high speed. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees while you let the dough rest for at least 60 minutes in the refrigerator.
In a small bowl, combine the sugar with the cinnamon for the topping.
Take about 2 1/2 tablespoons of the dough and roll it into a ball. Roll this dough in the cinnamon/sugar mixture and press it onto an cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. 
Repeat for the remaining cookies.
Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes and no more. The cookies may seem under-cooked, but will continue to bake after they are removed from the oven. When the cookies have cooled they should be soft and chewy in the middle.

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  1. Snickerdoodles are my husband's favorite. YUMMY! Trying these soon!

  2. This sounds so good. I love your photos, gorgeous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. My son loves snickerdoodles...I haven't made them in years. Thank you for the great recipe...your photos are so good they made me hungry. ha!

    1. Hi Ann!
      So happy you came by!
      I hope this simple recipe (and yummy photos) inspires you to make a batch for your son :0)
      Happy Fall,

  4. My kids love snickerdoodles cookies! Thanks for the yummy recipe and I love those beautiful cups! The pictures are absolutely gorgeous:) Happy weekend!

    1. Hi Poppy!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!
      The mugs are from Anthropologie. I love them too!
      Happy Fall!
      Come back again soon,

  5. YUM! Snickerdoodles are one of my all-time fave cookies!! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. These cookies are awesome! I've had bakery made Snickerdoodles before and they always make me happy. Will have to add your recipe to my collection so I won't have to leave home to get them the next time I have a craving.

    1. Good idea, Teresa!
      So happy you stopped by. Happy Fall!
      Have a beautiful weekend,

  7. Suzanne, Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies. Right up there with sugar cookies. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. I love snickerdoodles! Great tip about cooking them at a lower temperature - I'm going to try that for sure! Thanks! :) -- Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar

  9. Thanks for coming by, Lindsay!
    Hope you come by again soon,

  10. I found you on Weekend Potluck, your Snickerdoodles look so good! These are some of my favorite cookies, thanks for sharing!

  11. My kids LOVE snickerdoodles!! Do you know how many the recipe makes approx? Thank you!


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