No need to argue, it's true. I have science on my side....incredible soft, moist, Cinnamon encrusted Snickerdoodles are good for the soul.
I am very concerned about the lack of peace in the world today so I am going to do something I never do, share my sure fire, always successful recipe for Snickerdoodles. I may get the Nobel Prize for Peace because of these cookies. I will put a box or 2 in John Kerry's briefcase for future negotiations.
Need a cookie for a bake sale? Angry neighbor? Depressed child? Last minute dessert that will bring friends to their knees? Only one word...
Go ahead say the name without smiling, impossible. And if you can say the name without smiling I rescind permission for you making this cookie. This cookie is a powerful weapon, a clever tool....I can only say it in hushed tones..... the vaunted Snickerdoodle.
My son would give up every secret he has for a snickerdoodle....I am not particularly interested in his secrets, but maybe you are trying to crack the code of someone near and dear, and you do need secrets revealed. One word.....
This recipe can be doubled, tripled or quadrupled...Just follow Aunt Donna's instructions and you will have a great cookie. The ingredients to other Snickerdoodles may be similar, but technique is the key...so gather round, listen up and enjoy!
Aunt Donna's Snickerdoodles
2 3/4 Cups of Flour
2 teaspoons of Cream of Tartar
1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 Cup of Butter (room temperature)
1 1/2 Cups of Sugar
2 eggs (room temperature)
2 Tablespoons of Sugar
2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon
I use the kitchen aid to cream the sugar, butter and eggs
then add cream of tartar and baking soda
and slowly add the flour
I use a cookie scoop for uniformity. Take the dough from your scoop, roll it into a ball with your hands and then roll it in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. They will spread so only put 12 on a cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 for 8 minutes...if they aren't done enough for you cook one more minute, however, they must come out of the oven looking a bit under cooked. If you cook them too long they will be hard and you will not be happy. Snickerdoodles are best when they are soft. Trust me.
The smell of Snickerdoodles cooking is incredible.....I promise.
Go forward grasshopper.....you have one of the great treasures of the world...a fabulous Snickerdoodle recipe just in time for fall!