Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Turns out my work closed for the day anyways so I was spared using a vacation day WOOHOO! I enjoyed baking and filling my house with the scent of cinnamon. I love snickerdoodles. I had my first one a few years ago and was shocked at what a difference that cinnamon and texture make to what is basically a sugar cookie. A melty, buttery inside a cinnamony, sugar crust. It's heaven.
I went exactly by this recipe over at all recipes.Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles (reprinted from AllRecipes)
Makes 48 cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon.

Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 8 minutes, until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

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HoneyB said...

I made these for the first time a few months back and I loved them! Yours look great!

Melanie Busbee said...

Those look and sound divine. I figured snickerdoodles were similar to snickers candy bars. These sound much better. YUM!

teg said...

I LOVE snickerdoodles! Did you bring any to work? :)

Elra said...

Jeni, this look so delicious. Beautiful photo too.

Jeni said...

Thanks everyone. In retrospect I wish I had baked a little less so that they were more chewy in the middle. Today they're crispy.

Tracey - I'm not at work today but I have some of these, along with chocolate covered coconut cookies I made this weekend for the inauguration tea party, that I'll be bringing in tomorrow.

Donna-FFW said...

I LOVE this version o f snickerdoodles. They look wonderful. Wondering how did you store them?

Heather said...

ohhhhhh those look so good!! love the pic!

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