Thursday, December 21, 2006

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

I sent these snickerdoodles with the chocottones, as part of the same gift. You'll think I'm shallow but when I saw these cookies' name I knew I had to bake them!
Reading the recipe I found out that the dough had to be rolled in sugar and cinnamon before going to the oven - perfect for me, a cinnamon lover.

Full of flavor and quick to prepare - you just make balls of dough, roll them in the cinnamon mixture and bake them. People who are used to making "brigadeiros" (a very traditional type of candy here in Brazil) will make these cookies with their eyes closed.

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

Dough:
2 3/4 cups (385g) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups (300g) sugar
1 cup (226g) butter, softened
2 eggs
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cinnamon mixture:
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Heat oven to 205ºC (400°F). Combine all dough ingredients in large bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
Stir together 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.
Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 2.5cm (1-inch) balls; roll in sugar mixture.
Place 5cm (2 inches) apart from each other - the cookies spread a lot - onto lined cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned (the center will be a little soft)
Leave them in the sheets until they're cold.

Makes 55-60 cookies

6 comments:

Kristen said...

Everyone has been making Snickerdoodles this week it seems.
Yours look wonderful!

Have you given out your goodie baskets yet? I'm anxious to hear how it goes since you say it isn't a traditional thing to do where you are at.

gattina said...

Anyone who recieved your beautiful snickerdoodles is the most luckiest person! Oh cinnamon, I die for it!

T.W. Barritt said...

I think one of the best parts about cookies are the "colorful" names! I've never come across a recipe for Snickerdoodles, but I love cinnamon so I will have to give these a try! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

They look delicious!
And by the way....Patricia...have a wonderful Xmas and may all your wishes come true...

Anonymous said...

the post above is from Tatter ;-)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Kristen, I have already given them out, and the feedbacks have been great. I'm so glad!! From now on, it's my tradition, too, and I'll keep it forever!
I just love the name "snickerdoodles". I sometimes say it aloud, just for the fun of it. I know, silly me. :D

Gattina, my dear, I'm crazy about cinnamon, too, I have many cinnamon recipes on my blog in Portuguese, I have to translate them asap. :D

T.W., I love cinnamon on everything, I'm kind of crazy. ;D
Merry Christmas, too, and all the best for you and all your family!

Tatter, thank you!! What a lovely thing to "say". I wish you the same. Merry Christmas!

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