Soft little puffs of dough, rolled in cinnamon and sugar, and baked to perfection. Crispy on the outside, with a fluffy, cake-like interior. One bite and you’ll be hooked. These Snickerdoodles are sure to become your new holiday favorite!
Happy Sunday to you! I hope you had a wonderful week. I can’t believe how fast December is already starting to fly by. With all of the parties, birthdays, and appointments, our December calendar is looking quite full. I just love this busy, yet amazingly fun, time of year. William turned five on Tuesday, and the boys and I celebrated by going out to a special surprise lunch at Firehouse Subs. They just love fire trucks, so it was the perfect birthday lunch spot. They even got new fire hats, too! A fun meal out, presents, cupcakes and a special delivery of cake pops rounded out a wonderful fifth birthday for William.
Here are a few pictures from our week:
Now that the birthday festivities are behind us, we’ve been getting into the holiday spirit around our house today! Between blasting Christmas carols, baking cookies, putting up our tree, and decorating our house, it’s definitely feeling a lot like Christmas around here. I even cooked up a big batch of this Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork and Coleslaw for dinner tonight. Yum!!!
There is just something so special about spending quality time with the ones we love. From playing games, to sitting by the fire, and taking in all of our many blessings, I especially love seeing this time of year through the eyes of my little guys. They are so excited for it all, and it just warms my heart to see their sweet spirits and kind hearts.
Christmas time often brings with it tons of new and old memories. These Snickerdoodles have been a family favorite ever since I was little. I love thinking back on all of the times that my sister and I would gather in the kitchen to help my mom make them. It just wouldn’t be Christmas in our house without a good old-fashioned snickerdoodle. These are some of my all-time favorite cookies, and I know my dad would definitely agree. 😉
The making, baking, tastes and the smells. I guess it’s the whole process that is just so special this time of year. I just love having my house bursting with cinnamon goodness as I’m (not so patiently) waiting for batch number one to finish baking. There’s nothing like that first (giant) bite into a fresh, hot, little mound of snickerdoodle heaven! It’s childhood all over again. The memories, the magic, the innocence of the season.
The original recipe for these cookies came from Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book. I made a few modifications, and clarified the instructions. The end result is simple, delicious, and even better than when we were little. These Snickerdoodles are fairly fast and easy to make. Just a few ingredients and a little bit of effort, these great cookies are sure to please all of your family and friends this holiday season!
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 cups unsalted butter, softened
- 3 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 5 1/2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Add butter and sugar to bowl of electric mixer, and beat together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Slowly beat in eggs one at a time, until combined.
- In a medium bowl, add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt, and whisk together. With mixer set to low speed, gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, until just combined. Place bowl of dough in refrigerator for 5 minutes.
- While dough is chilling, add 3 tablespoons sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon to a small bowl, and stir together.
- Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, then roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture until evenly coated. Place dough 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. (Return bowl of dough to fridge when not using.)
- Bake for 8 to 9 minutes, until puffy and just set. Do not over bake. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes, then move to wire rack.
Feel free to check out my earlier version of Snickerdoodles on my old blog.
If you’re looking for another great Christmas recipe, you’ll love these Simple Glazed Scones!
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