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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5 Responses to “12 Days of Cookies – Snickerdoodles”

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    Joelen — December 18, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    How I wish I knew of this recipe a few weeks ago! I didn’t have cream of tartar on hand and didn’t want to risk making snickerdoodles without out so I used a sugar cookie recipe instead… blah! But now I know for next time this exists! Great job on your snickerdoodles. They look perfect!

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    Jen — December 18, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Sorry to hear that. These were very good. I can’t believe I’ve never made them before…

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    Scott W. — December 18, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    How do you do it? Where do all the cookies go? Is Carlos put’n on his winter weight? I am impressed in all the cookies you’ve made. Looking forward to what you’ll do next.

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    Jen — December 19, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Haha Scott. I have to admit I’m a little cookie-d out. I’m making the last batch today. Most have been going to work and we’ve been eating some. I also have 3 kinds in the freezer to take to CT with us when we’re there.

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    jodiebakz — December 21, 2008 at 12:30 am

    hiya.. thanks so much for sharing the recipe.. the only thing i did a bit different was melt the butter before mixing with the sugar.. these cookies taste soo yummy.. fluffy on the inside and crispy on the edges!! thanks again.. happy holidays!

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