Snickerdoodles

My husband asked me to make some Snickerdoodle cookies some time in the last few days. I ignored him at the time as I was trying to figure out why the Internet was down (dead router, sigh).

Today I fulfilled his request. They came out pretty good if I do say so myself.

[Snickerdoodle]

Hello Snickerdoodle


Snickerdoodles
Servings: about 3 dozen
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/3 cup confectioner’s (aka powdered) sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line three baking sheets with parchment paper or a reusable silicone baking liner.
  2. Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Sift together the powdered sugar and remaining 2 tsp. of ground cinnamon into a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Using an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar until smooth (about 2 to 3 minutes). Add the eggs, one at a time, beating to combine. Add the vanilla extract and beat to combine. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  5. Add about 1/4 of the flour mixture and beat until you have a smooth dough. Add a 1/3 of the remaining flour mixture and combine. Repeat for the remaining flour mixture until well combined.
  6. Add the cinnamon chips and beat to incorporate.
  7. Using a disher portion out a dozen 1″ cookies. Roll the cookies briefly to make a ball and then coat with the powered sugar/cinnamon mixture. Place on a cookie sheet.
    [Snickerdoodle balls]
  8. When 12 balls are finished use the bottom of a small glass to flatten each cookie.
    [Flattened snickerdoodles]
  9. Bake the cookies for about 8 minutes, rotating the cookie sheet half way through cooking. Allow to cool for 4-5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
  10. Repeat for the remaining cookies, baking one tray at a time.

Notes:
I soften butter in the microwave when I want to make something requiring “room temp” butter. For two sticks I’ll do a 10-second run, turn them 180° and then a 5-second run.

These cinnamon chips were purchased from King Arthur Flour. I seem to remember seeing some cinnamon chips at the grocery store recently so they may have gone mainstream.

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