Apparently Snickerdoodle cookies are my beau's favourite. His Grandmother made them for him when he was a kid. Hard to live up to that! Last year, I found a recipe for them, but he said they were to crunchy. So last weekend, I leaned on Google to try and find a perfect soft snickerdoodle recipe. I found a recipe on eHow.com, and made them while he was at his Dad's, fixing my car.
2 sticks butter, softened.
1 tsp vanilla.
1/2 cup brown sugar.
1 + 1/4 cup white sugar, divided.
2 + 1/2 cup flour.
1 Tbsp cinnamon, divided.
1/2 tsp nutmeg, divided.
1 tsp baking soda.
1/2 tsp sale.
Preheat oven to 350 F. In large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and 1 cup white sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until fluffy.
In another bowl, combine flour, salt, soda, 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg. Add dry to wet mixture, blending until smooth.
In a small bowl, combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg. Roll batte into balls, dipping into sugar mixture before placing on cookie sheets. Flatten slightly using bottom of glass.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned, Cool on sheets before removing to serve.
To keep cookies soft, store in a sealed jar or tin with a piece of bread laying on top.
The batter was very wet, I ended up adding an additional 1/2 cup flour, and still had to scoop and dip the cookies in the sugar. I could not roll them in balls, thus the funny shape of the one on the left.
I also found the nutmeg a bit predominant, but he said they were perfect! Woohoo! So that means i will probably be making them often!
I made these last Saturday, I replaced the bread last night (Monday) and they are still quite soft. They disappeared fast when they were freshest, but now I notice they are moving slower. Still, i am glad he liked them.
I am going to start a cookie rotation soon, I am just finding a few more recipes. Since he started his new job we are both taking lunches now, and cookies pack well! This one is definitely going into the rotation!
Happy Tuesday, everyone!!
PS: My spell check thinks snickerdoodles should be knickerbockers :-)