I just gotta say something…. I love the combination of cinnamon and sugar. Cinnamon and sugar mini doughnuts (PNE specifically), churo’s, cinnamon buns smothered in sweet sugary icing, cinnamon sugar coffee cake….. and the list goes on. Yum.. so good.
So what do snickerdoodles have anything to do with cinnamon and sugar? Well, snickerdoodles = cinnamon sugar cookies. Delectable. No idea why/how the name snickerdoodle came to be.
So here’s how it went down. It was a Friday night and I had an hour to spare.. was craving something sweet, but not overly sweet. And it had to be bite-sized. So it was between snickerdoodles and doughnut muffins. Craving satisfied.
Original recipe makes 24, but I managed to make more b/c mine were bite-sized
- 1/2 cup margarine, softened
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/3 cups and 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2) Cream together margarine, 3/4 cup sugar, egg and vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls or use a ‘mini ice-cream scooper thing’ (no idea what it’s really called).
3) Mix the tablespoon of sugar with the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. I recommend using a fork when rolling it around in the cinnamon and sugar – it’s easier to pick up the dough-ball without scooping out extra cinnamon-sugar onto your baking sheet.
4) Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.
Hmm… see the fluffiness? That doesn’t look like a regular flat cookie does it? I’m not completely sure how the cookies are supposed to turn out, but mine turned out to be cake-cookies. Their cake-like texture could have been attributed to the fact that they didn’t spread out too much on the baking sheet… or maybe that was because I didn’t flatten them? I don’t know… the recipe never said to go flatten them… Well, doesn’t really matter anyway because they still tasted really good.