Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day 5 of 12 - Ultimate Snickerdoodles

Okay, so.....I'm knee deep in baking. I took a little break yesterday to watch my oldest in her gymnastics meet, and the evening off to enjoy a date with hubby. We went to dinner at a friend of his house, the company and dinner was amazing. I'm hoping to get some of the recipes to share here on the blog. Dinner was, in short, amazing. :)

Well...after resting all day, I'm back to baking. I bake quite a few kinds of cookies for the holidays. My husband likes to take a tray to work to spoil his co-workers, and in recent years, likes to take them to his cigar shop buddies.

This cookie is my personal favorite, it's a snickerdoodle BUT it's jacked up a little with cinnamon in the batter as well as on the outside.

I hope you enjoy!

Ultimate Snickerdoodles

2 sticks Country Creamery Butter, softened
1 1/2 Cup Grandma's Best Sugar
2 Golden Hen Eggs
2 3/4 Cup Grandma's Best Flour
2 tsp Cream of Tartar * (not at Aldi :( )
1 tsp Baker's Corner Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Sebree Salt
1 Tbs Cinnamon

Sugar mixture:
2 Tbs Spice Club Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Grandma's Best Sugar

In a large mixing bowl cream butter, sugar and eggs until fluffy, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and 1 Tbs cinnamon. Mix well. Add slowly to creamed butter mixture. Mix until well blended.

Refrigerate dough 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine remaining sugar and cinnamon and mix well. Roll dough into about 1" balls and roll in cinnamon sugar. Place on a cookie sheet about 2" apart. Bake about 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Remove to cooling rack and cool about 10 minutes.

The cookies will puff at first, and then flatten during baking. :)

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