Snickerdoodles

One of my husbands favorite cookies is snickerdoodle’s. I was browsing allrecipes.com the other day and came across a snickerdoodle recipe that claimed to be the best- Mrs. Siggs Snickerdoodle’s. The description said that these cookies are chewy in the middle and crunchy on the outside. So, with my husband in mind, I decided to make these for him. 🙂

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
  3. Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

These cookies are delish! Definitely a 10/10. The only situation I ran into was that the recipe makes 4 dozen and with only 2 1/2 people in my house, we definitely do not need that many. Could we eat that many- YES; but we don’t need to. Anyways, I’ll give you a tip that I use all of the time- and no, it’s not cutting the recipe in half.

I make a whole recipe for any type of cookie, and then freeze the dough of whatever I don’t plan on eating. For this recipe, I made 1 dozen cookies and froze 3 dozen.

How I do this:

I prepare all of the dough as if I were going to make it- scooping the dough into small balls and rolling them in the sugar mixture. After they are all prepared, put whatever I plan on not baking in the freezer (on a cookie sheet like shown). After the cookie dough is frozen, remove from the freezer and place the balls in a gallon sized Ziploc bag. On the outside of the bag, write (with a sharpie) the temperature the cookies need to be baked and the time. For instance: this bag will say 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.                            You can bake the cookies straight from the freezer. No need to defrost!

The next time you are in the mood for snickerdoodle’s, you’re only 10 minutes away with only 1 dirty cookie sheet to clean. I love this trick!

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January 20, 2011. Desserts.

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