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. These easy snickerdoodle cookies are just the right amount of crispy cinnamon outside with soft buttery centre. 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.
Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 9g
These easy snickerdoodle cookies are just the right amount of crispy cinnamon outside with soft buttery centre.
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!
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Whadya mean snickerdoodles have no nutritional value??? Aren’t they one of the foodgroups you need several serves of a day?!?!? Nooooooo… say it ain’t so!
Nic Leszinsky says
Oh thanks kate another biccie recipe to try ! Im guessing you really don’t need kosher salt?
I’m not sure I should thank you or berate you for sharing the recipe!! definitely something we’ll try – Kate is always looking for new goodies to bake
Alright. I’m up for a challenge today :D
My recipe doesn’t involve any corn flour, nor do I need to flip them LOL! Mine does use Cream of Tarter though…? Lets get together and compare recipes – I LOVE them!
I looooove snickerdoodles. I bought them all the time when in the states. care to make a batch and send to me?
Chris K says
They sound delicious! Yummmmmm
Oh I’ve always been intrigued with the idea of making snickerdoodles! I think it’s the name of them that made me so interested, but when I found out they had nothing to do with Snickers chocolate bars, I was somewhat put off. Still, your raving review of them makes me reconsider! Sounds like something to put on the “to make soon” list! Thanks for sharing Kate!!
These are my girls favourite cookie but our recipe has no corn flour and you don’t flip them.