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Snickerdoodles

I have been craving cookies for a couple of weeks now, and decided that I’d like to make these treats so I can enjoy them with coffee. They’re perfect and light, and tasted even better the second day. I used Emeril’s recipe but made some tweaks.

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, plus 3 tablespoons
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp of cream tartar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • a pinch of nutmeg


Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Sift the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cream of tartar and salt into a bowl.

With a handheld or standing mixer, beat together the shortening and butter. Add the 1 1/2 cups sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla, combine well. Add the flour mixture and blend until smooth.

Mix the 3 tablespoons sugar with the cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll the dough, by hand, into 1 1/2-inch balls. Roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar and line them up about 2-inch apart on a unlined cookie sheets. Bake until light brown, but still moist in the center, about 12 minutes.

Cool on a rack.

Yield: Approx. 3-4 dozens.

   

8 Responses to “Snickerdoodles”

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    Nicole — May 1, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Snickerdoodles are my favorite. I’ve never made anything but the Betty Crocker recipe, so maybe I will give these a try!

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    Nicole — May 1, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Snickerdoodles are my favorite. I’ve never made anything but the Betty Crocker recipe, so maybe I will give these a try!

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    h2babe — May 2, 2009 at 3:32 am

    Thanks Nicole, they’re mine, too! I checked out your blog and saw your BC version. I may try that this weekend.

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    h2babe — May 2, 2009 at 3:32 am

    Thanks Nicole, they’re mine, too! I checked out your blog and saw your BC version. I may try that this weekend.

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    the happy couple — May 4, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    i love these cookies. my hubby would love if i would make them too. thanks for the idea!

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    the happy couple — May 4, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    i love these cookies. my hubby would love if i would make them too. thanks for the idea!

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    Mollie — September 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I didn’t have any nutmeg or cream tartar on hand so I left them out. The texture turned out great, but they were missing something. The recipe is great, but be sure not to leave out the cream tartar!

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    Leanne — July 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Awesome recipe! Followed it to a T and cookies turned out amazing.

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