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.
Servings: about 3 dozen
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
- 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
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line three baking sheets with parchment paper or a reusable silicone baking liner.
- Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon. Set aside.
- Sift together the powdered sugar and remaining 2 tsp. of ground cinnamon into a small bowl. Set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- Add the cinnamon chips and beat to incorporate.
- 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.
- When 12 balls are finished use the bottom of a small glass to flatten each cookie.
- 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.
- Repeat for the remaining cookies, baking one tray at a time.
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.