December 11, 2015

Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Specials

Snickerdoodles are one of my absolute favorite kinds of cookies. My recipe creates the best ever, soft chewy, snickerdoodles.

The ones that are soft and chewy are the absolute best. I'm not one for crunchy, hard cookies, especially when it comes to my snickerdoodles! These tasty treats are good to eat at any time of the year.

I'm an absolute sucker for almost anything cinnamon. I've made these classic cookies so many times over the years and finally have the perfect recipe for them. I add a special, secret ingredient to my recipe. It makes them even tastier and more wonderful.

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The secret ingredient? Nutmeg. Another spice I adore. Just a bit adds a whole other depth of flavor to the cookies. It ups the deliciousness factor, which I'd never thought was even possible with the already-awesome snickerdoodle! Like all my recipes, they are simple to make as well. When you have kids, there simply isn't time to spend too long baking or cooking anything.

I whipped up a big batch of these to give to family, friends, neighbors, A's coworkers, and M2's aide and therapists. Everyone who has tried them so far has deemed them to be "cookie crack" and gobbled them up. These aren't cookies that are going to sit around uneaten!

Once these are baked, package them up in an air-tight container and they'll stay fresh for weeks. Perfect for making ahead at the holidays!


Other Cookie Recipes
Be sure to check out my recipes for these other great holiday cookie treats:
Big & Chewy Butterscotch and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Meltaway Spritz Butter Cookies
Colonial Williamsburg Gingerbread Cookies
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies (Coming soon!)
Best-Ever Peanut Butter Blossoms

Baking Tricks
These are the silicone baking mats I use for cookies and LOVE. They are also great for cooking chicken and other foods in the oven. The baking sheets hold up well, I've had my set for a few years now. I'd be lost without my KitchenAid mixer, attachments and a good set of wooden spoons, too!



Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Specials


by The Stay-at-Home Life
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert cinnamon nutmeg Christmas Hanukkah Thanksgiving cookie comfort food fall spring summer winter

Ingredients (4 dozen)

    For dough
    • 2 1/2 cups flour
    • 2 tsp cream of tartar
    • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 eggs, room temperature
    For Rolling Mixture
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tsp nutmeg
    • You can adjust the amount of cinnamon and nutmeg to taste

    Instructions

    Cream butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and nutmeg until light and fluffy
    In another bowl, mix salt, cream of tartar, baking soda and flour
    Add dry mixture to wet mixture slowly, mixing continually, until well blended
    Chill dough in the fridge 30 minutes
    Combine the rolling mixture of sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees
    Form dough into 1.5" balls
    Roll balls through rolling mixture
    Place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart
    Put remaining dough back in the fridge
    Bake cookies for 9 minutes, just until set and ever so slightly starting to get golden around the edges
    Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes
    Remove cookies from cookie sheet and cool the rest of the way on cooling rack
    Once cooled, put in baggies or an air-tight container. Cookies will stay soft and fresh for awhile so can easily be made ahead for the holidays

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    5 comments:

    1. These look SO good! I love Snickerdoodles! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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    2. mmm. I do love me some snickerdoodles! They are SO good!

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    3. These are my favorite holiday cookie. However, I am much better at eating them than making them! I'll have to give your recipe a try. Mine always end up crunchier than I'd like.

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    4. Nutmeg makes this time of year! Love snicker doodles especially during the holiday times. Bookmarked to try on Christmas Eve, for Santa :-)

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    5. Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie! I'm going to have to try out your recipe. Yum!

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