Sunday, May 29, 2011


Clayton has never had a snickerdoodle cookie before, which I think is crazy because he absolutely loves cinnamon, like on everything... in everything; it doesn't matter. So I decided to make him some homemade snickerdoodles. I just love the aroma that these cookies put off, it just fills your kitchen with the best cinnamon smell. I also decided to add a little bit of salt into the cinnamon-sugar mixture that you roll the cookies in (just for a little extra flavor). It was a nice contrast against the sweetness of the sugar and the spiciness of cinnamon. If you like cinnamon (as much as Mountain Man does) you should really give these recipes a go!
Homemade Snickerdoodles
For the Snickerdoodles:
1 ¼C Sugar
2 Sticks of Butter, Unsalted
3 Egg Yolks
2t Vanilla
2 ½C AP Flour
1t Baking Soda
½t Cream of Tartar
½t Salt
¼C Sugar
2T Cinnamon
¼t Salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with Pam .
2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy. Add in one egg at a time, and then the vanilla. Slowly add in the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Make sure the scrape down the sides and beat until incorporated.
3. Refrigerate the dough for roughly an hour. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, cinnamon, and little bit of salt. Then using an ice cream scoop, make cookie dough balls and then roll them into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Do not push the cookie dough balls down, so they won’t spread too much.
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the cookies look crackled. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Then place them on a cooling rack and cool another 10 minutes.
5. Sprinkle a little extra of the cinnamon sugar mixture on top of the cookies and enjoy!

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