Snickerdoodle mania has taken over our house. Considering we made three batches this week with a request for one more tomorrow, I think you could say this is bordering on obsession, and considering there is actually no nutritional value in a snickerdoodle, I am pretty sure it is not a very healthy obsession either!
If you are not from the US then there is probably a good chance who have no idea what a snickerdoodle is. I had no clue until I started reading blogs and even then I passed them off as ‘yet another cookie’ until I actually ate one that a friend had made. Despite the fact that they were so gloriously delicious that I could have scoffed the whole tin of cookies right there in front of my gracious host and my cooking bringing friend (which really would not have been polite so I held back) I still didn’t get the snickerdoodle bug until I decided to actually hunt down a recipe and make some for myself.
Snickerdoodles are cookies, sweet biscuits, and really when you look at the base recipe they are nothing all that special, but they have cinnamon and sugar which is a good indication of how great they will taste but truly, nothing will prepare you for how good they actually are.
They are not hard to make, but there is definitely a knack to getting them that perfect balance of crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. My snickerdoodles are far from perfect, but even the so perfect ones taste delicious, especially when they are fresh from the oven and still warm.
Using real butter definitely helps, a lot. And don’t think you can get away without the cream of tar tar because you can’t. I recommend you turn them half way through cooking, but the precise oven temp and cooking time to bake them to perfection will depend on your individual oven. The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 9g
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
So join the madness and make some snickerdoodles – I think they make great Christmas cookies!