12 Days of Cookies – Snickerdoodles

Turns out that Snickerdoodles are my sister’s favorite holiday cookie. This might not seem weird to anyone else, but to me, I was shocked when she told me. I don’t think my mom has ever made Snickerdoodles. I know that I haven’t ever made them. So I guess I’m not sure where she got this unexpected love of Snickerdoodles… But since they’re her favorite (and since she’s my favorite older-younger sister), I had to include them in my 12 Days of Cookies. Hi Brookie-Cookie!

I got this recipe from an insert that came with my Martha Stewart silicone baking mat. My dad gave me the mat for my birthday and I love it. Does just as well as my Silpats and I love the bright red color. You can see it in the picture of my Sugar Cookie post. Due to the large number of baked goods in our house, I decided to half this recipe. The dough comes together so easily, you could make these in a pinch. My half batch made exactly 2 dozen with my cookie scoop. I realized as I was looking at the recipe that I forgot to halve the amount of sugar used to roll the cookies in. Woops.

Snickerdoodles – from Martha Stewart – makes 4 dozen
2 3/4 c all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp coarse salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Put butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in eggs. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in flour mixture.

Stir together cinnamon and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in a small bowl. Shape dough into 20 (1 3/4-inch) balls (I just used my cookie scoop); roll in cinnamon sugar. Space 3 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges are golden, 12 to 15 minutes.

My 12 Days of Cookies:
Day 1: Lumberjacks
Day 2: Peppermint Sandies
Day 3: The great Sugar Cookie Debate
Day 4: Fudge
Day 5: Cranberry Orange Cookies
Day 6: Chocolate Chip Snowballs
Day 7: Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

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8 Responses to “Browned Butter Snickerdoodles”

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — May 15, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Browned butter is amazing, especially in cookies. Sounds like another recipe I need to try soon!

    • beantownbaker — May 16th, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

      You’re definitely going to want to make these after you see what I did with them in a post coming up on Monday 😉

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — May 16, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Yeah, browned butter just makes everything taste that much better. I may overuse it just a little bit in my cooking though!

    • beantownbaker — May 16th, 2013 @ 8:41 am

      No such thing as overusing browned butter.

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    Shannon — May 16, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    i can only imagine how this totally kicks up a snickerdoodle. <3 browned butter!

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    Vera Zecevic-Cupcakes Garden — May 16, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Browned butter and cinnamon! Can’t wait to try it!

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    Molly — May 17, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Between the browning butter and the fresh scent of baked cookies, your kitchen must have smelled marvelous.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 20, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Oh my! These look delightful 🙂 I love browned butter too!

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