Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I was introduced to snickerdoodles when I moved to Austin. Tiff's treats makes some amazingly delectable snickerdoodles! They are this soft buttery and sugary cookie with a cinnamon and sugar mixture sprinkled on the top. Just talking about them makes my mouth water. I decided to try to duplicate the Tiff's treats version and I think this recipe is pretty damn close...and dare I say maybe even better. They are very simple to make you just need a little patience because you have to let the dough sit in the fridge for at least a few hours or overnight if you have the will power.
Here is what you need:
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars;until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well.
Let dough rest in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
When ready preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a small bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon for the topping.
Take about 2 1/2 tablespoons of the dough and roll it into a ball. Roll this dough in the cinnamon/sugar mixture and press it onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining cookies.
Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes and no more. The cookies may seem undercooked, but will continue to develop after they are removed from the oven. When the cookies have cooled they should be soft and chewy in the middle. Makes around 20 cookies. Recipe courtesy of Brownsugarandhoney blog.