Say What? Yup, Snickerdoodles

Say What? Yup, Snickerdoodles

Here’s the deal. I am a white male. I eat meat, bread, pasta, and beans. I am hetero. I like old school cocktails and good micro brew. I don’t follow a strict diet nor am I allergic to anything (or happy in denial). I love flour, yeast, cheese, milk, and pretty much all dairy products.

I also like snickerdoodles.

OK, I LOVE snickerdoodles.

There, I said it. I may be the only one with the above bio that loves these little sugary-cinnamony cookies. I absolutely love them. In fact, if I was asked to pick ONE cookie to save my children…it would be the snickerdoodle. No question about it. I love chocolate chip, peanut butter, no-bake, and all sorts of other wonderful crispy, crumbly discs of goodness but what I really love…well…its the snickerdooodle.

Ball of Dough
Ball of Dough

When I grew up, I don’t remember my mom making a ton of snickerdoodles, no, in fact, I remember my Aunt Bubba making them and always looked forward to visiting her home, not only to visit my bro Chuck, but to also taste the incredible baked goods that she and Uncle Ed (he was a baker…member of the baker’s union even) would throw together and leave strewn across their kitchen table for anyone and EVERY one to swing by and grab some.

As I got older, and when I lived in Spokane (round 2), I would go out of my way to pick up a monster snickerdoodle from any one of the great Rocket Bakery locations smattered around the Lilac City. Big, bodacious, simple, and with a perfect taste of baked sugar and cinnamon on the buttery/flakey treat.

I have asked for and received my Aunt Bubba’s recipe (even though it is written for a quadruple batch!) and have baked them on occasion. Simply love them. But, lately, I have been reading the DALS blog, read the Dinner: A Love Story: It all begins at the family table
book, and have cooked a bunch of things out of both. Guess what? She/they have a snickerdoodle recipe! What makes it even more hip is that her husband is actually the one who writes the post and makes these beautiful goodies with their daughters.

Golden, Crispy and Chewy Snickerdoodles
Golden, Crispy and Chewy Snickerdoodles

There may be better, but I have to tell you, these are awesome “everyday” snickerdoodles. They are fun and easy to make, and a perfect way to introduce your kids to the joys of not only cooking and baking together, but a passionate intro to the art of the perfect cookie.

Snickerdoodles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • In a separate bowl, sift together:
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Gradually mix in the dry mixture to the wet mixture until it’s all blended. Wrap dough in parchment paper and chill for about one hour in freezer. (Or you can place some wax paper over the dough in the ball if you are lazy like me)
  2. Remove dough from freezer and form round balls of dough the size of small walnuts. Roll balls in mixture of 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (the key!).
  3. Bake for 8 minutes and cool on a rack. Makes 5 dozen 2-inch cookies.

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1 thought on “Say What? Yup, Snickerdoodles”

  • I want some of those snickerdoodle cookies!!! They look so good!

    I have a story about the famous “snickerdoodles” YOUR Aunt Marilyn used to make. Who knows, maybe you already heard about this story from your Ma.

    I was at a picnic, no it was a cookie exchange at Zion. I over heard someone say that someone makes great snickerdoodles. Of cource I had to turn around real fast to see them and who made them (can’t say I remember who made them. I gasped! Their FLAT! I said to myself those can’t be snickerdoodle cookies!

    Ours were the type you dunked in milk. Sometimes soak them in milk because they were so ‘ROCK HARD’! But we still ate them for the sugar/cinnamon. It wasn’t till then that I found out Marilyn made hers different. She did follow the recipe exactly with no deviations! We finally figured out why they were so rock hard…she was eating the cream part and a lot of it! Here’s the kicker….she was following the recipe to a measuing T…She added ALL the flour at once not knowing she should have left out some of the flour!

    I love that story!

    Miss You Mikey! Aunt Mawgie
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