Monday, April 16, 2007

Snickerdoodles! =D

Cutest. Cookie. Name. Ever.

Hmm. Television can take over your life. After watching the episode of Veronica Mars where she’s discovered secretly making these cookies for Wallace, I simply HAD to find out what Snickerdoodles were. The description on Wikipedia sounded yummy enough so off I went to Recipezaar to find out how to make them. Who wouldn’t like the idea of a cinnamon coated sugar cookie? This recipe results in sweet, cinnamonny, and oh-so-addictive soft cookies.

¾ cup sugar
¼ cup butter, softened (about 50g)
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
¼ teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon sugar+1 teaspoon cinnamon, mixed together in a small bowl

1. Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan-forced. Line baking trays with baking sheets.
2. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg, mix well.
3. Add flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt, mix well.
4. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, roll balls into the cinnamon-sugar mix and place well spaced apart on baking trays.
5. Bake around 8-10 minutes. The cookies will seem undercooked, but the crust will harden when removed from baking sheets and left to cool. If left in the oven too long the cookies will burn. The cookies should have a crisp outer shell and a soft cake-like center.


Mike said...

Just passing through via MyBloglog. There is a very high drool to post ratio on your blog. Of course you probably already know that ;) The snickerdoodles look mighty tasty. I'm bookmarking these babies. Yum.

~Bee Nee~ said...

mike: hope you find them as addictive as i do ;)