One of our family favorite treat recipes is Snickerdoodle Cookies. This recipe is so easy to make, and bake. We use this cookie recipe all year round, and for many occasions; for holidays, birthdays, baby showers, and even Valentine’s Day. It’s such a classic cookie, that can be served anytime.
This is my daughters most requested recipe. Today I thought I’d show you how easy the steps are to make these cinnamon sugar cookies, called Snickerdoodles. If you have never made them this is a must try cookie recipe!
How to make Snickerdoodles cookies
Start out with making the dough.
If you don’t have a mixer. Use a larger mixing bowl, and a pastry cutter. Have a second bowl handy for your flour.
- First cream your one cup butter, and 1-1/2 cups (granulated) sugar together
Remove creamed butter from your mixing blades. I use my spatula to do this. When hand mixing it has a bowl rest, which is a nice feature.
Next add your 2 eggs, and 2 tsp. vanilla
Mix together until completely mixed.
In a separate bowl measure out, and add:
- 2-3/4 flour
- 1/2 tsp.salt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
Carefully, mix together with a wisk, or fork.
Slowly add your flour mixture to your creamed butter, and egg mixture. I use a ice cream scoop with trigger action for this. Add slowly, until all the flour is added.
Mix together well but, don’t over mix. You dough will look like this.
In a separate mixing bowl make cinnamon sugar coating for cookie dough:
- 1/3 cup (granulated) sugar
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
Mix sugar, and cinnamon together well. Shape your dough balls, and coat with sugar, then flatten. See steps below.
Steps for coating the dough with cinnamon sugar.
I use a smaller scoop to keep cookie ball amounts equal in size. Roll into a balls until you have your non stick sheet pan filled with them.
Then one by one, after smoothing rolled ball, dip each rolled cookie dough ball into cinnamon-sugar bowl.
Rolling around two times until fully coated with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
After they are rolled, and coated with sugar. Flatten each cookie with the bottom of a cup, or small bowl.
Repeat this process if needed for a second tray.
When done add to pre heated oven of 400 degrees for about 12-15 minutes. Don’t over cook.
Let cool on baking cooling racks, and serve or store in a cookie jar.
Disclosure: I did receive the Copper Air Bake Non Stick Cookie Sheet , an ice cream scoop (with trigger comfort handle), a flexible blade spatula, and silicone spatula to try for free. Some of the products you’ll see in this post, and how I used them. I am really loving my new non cookie sheet, not only does it work great it matches my copper cookware. I am enjoying using the other products for cooking, and baking. These are my own opinions about the products I had the chance to try courtesy of T-fal.
- 2- 3/4 cup Flour
- 2 tsp. Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 1 cup soften Butter
- 1- 1/2 cup Sugar white granulated
- 2 tsp. Vanilla
- 2 eggs
- Additional sugar and cinnamon for coating cookies listed below. Mix in a separate bowl.
Start out with making the dough. If you don't have a mixer. Use a larger mixing bowl. Have a second bowl handy for your flour.
First cream your 1 cup butter, and 1-1/2 cups (granulated) sugar together
Next add your 2 eggs, and 2 tsp. vanilla
In a separate bowl measure out, and add
2 tsp. baking powder
Whisk together slowly, all the dry ingredients. Then, slowly add your flour mixture to your creamed butter, and egg mixture. Until all the flour is added. Mix together well but, don't over mix.
In a separate bowl add
1/3 cup (granulated) sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
and mix together well.
Now roll your dough into balls. I use a smaller scoop to keep amounts equal in size. Roll into a ball until you have your non stick sheet pan filled with them.
Next dip each one into cinnamon-sugar bowl, rolling around two times until fully coated with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Repeat this step if needed for a second tray.
When done add to pre heated oven of 400 degrees for about 12-15 minutes. Don't over cook.
Storage up to 2 weeks in a air tight cookie jar. Full step by step instructions with images at DearCreatives.com https://www.dearcreatives.com/snickerdoodlecookies/
This recipes makes about 24 bigger sized snickerdoodle cookies. You can make cookies smaller if needed but, cook time will be less. Or double the batch for a crowd.
Adapted from Joy of Baking Snickerdoodles
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