Rob absolutely loves Snickerdoodles and asked for me to make some this year. I have honestly never made them before. I came across this recipe and gave it a whirl. I think over time I will alter it some, but I wanted to get the basics down before I forget!
Prep time: 30-40 mins
- 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1¼ cups granulated sugar
- ¼ cup dark brown sugar (light brown sugar will work, too)
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2½ teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking pan with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat.
- In a medium bowl, mix together dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; set aside.
- In a mixer, cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar.
- Next add vanilla extract and eggs one at a time, mixing after each.
- With mixer on low-speed, gradually add the bowl of dry ingredients and mix until incorporated, do not over-mix though.
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in freezer for 15 minutes to chill. Can also place in the refrigerator if you plan on making the cookies later. You do not have to chill the dough, but it is much easier to roll into a ball if it is chilled a little.
- To make the cinnamon sugar, mix sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
- Measure about 1 TBSP of dough, roll into a ball and then roll in cinnamon sugar and place on prepared cookie sheet. Squish the cookies down to flatten them a bit.
- Bake for around 12 minutes +/- (original recipe said 8-10, wasn’t enough for me). You do not want to over bake as snickerdoodle cookies are known for their soft and chewy texture. Cookies will look puffy when they are done, remove from oven and let cool slightly on baking sheet then move to cookie sheet to cool completely. Cookies will flatten a little as they cool.