Monday, April 23, 2012


I totally love cookies that are chock full of yummy things (chocolate chips, nuts, toffee chips, you name it) or stuffed with something yummy (hello Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookie!!)......but sometimes, simpler is better.

These snickerdoodles are good old-fashioned hidden surpises......just a super yummy chewy cookie that is dunked in cinnamon sugar.  One of the hubby's favorite kinds of cookie!  This is the best snickerdoodle recipe I've's from Joanne Chang at Flour Bakery, so that's no surprise.  The cookies don't flatten out much when they bake, and they stay nice and chewy (nothing worse than a crispy snickerdoodle).

Source: Joanne Chang via Fine Cooking

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon table salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon

Position rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar to blend.  Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and 1 1/2 cups of the sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula.  Beat in the eggs until thoroughly combined, about 2 minutes.  Scrape the bowl again.  With the mixer on low speed, slowly blend in the flour until incorporated, about 30 seconds.

In a small bowl, mix the cinnamon and the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar.  Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons into the cinnamon sugar and roll around to coat.  Set the coated balls of dough about 3 inches apart on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.  Bake until golden brown on the edges and slightly soft in the center, 12 to 15 minutes.  Let the cookies cool on the sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool.


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  1. Snickerdoodles cookies are one of my favorites!!
    Your look just what I need right now :)

  2. Oh, how I love snickerdoodles! These look fluffy and awesome.

  3. I think I need to sneak on my MIL's kitchen and make some:)

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog.

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  4. oh must try, these are hubbies favorite too.

  5. I'm from New England fond childhood memories of this cookie. Please share this on my foodie friday linky today.

  6. Hi Kristen,
    Your recipe looks awesome Snickerdoodles are our favorite. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. These look great!! I'm visiting from Bacon Time and I'm your newest follower! Love your concept and look forward to swapping and swiping recipes with you:) Come say hello sometime at Stella B's Kitchen!

  8. Classic cookie thanks for sharing it on Foodie Friday. See you next week.

  9. One of favorite cookies! These look beautiful... Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  10. Just mixed a batch of these up for our 4-H bake sale this weekend - I am sure they will go fast!