27 February 2010

Snickerdoodles!

I was in the mood for some sugary cookies. I was craving sweet (not not too sweet) and crunchy but still soft cookies. I searched through FoodGawker and came across this recipe. It worked rly well for me, I was surprised! Super nummy. The bf had never had Snickerdoodles before, but he sure likes them now!

You will need:
1 1/3 cup (180 grams) all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup (110 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the coating you'll need:
1/5 cup (30 grams) granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Line your baking sheet if you wish. I used my Silpat.

3. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.

4. In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until smooth (about 3 minutes).

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
(I left mine out for way too long, it was too melted.. Ugh)

It should be smooth and creamy. Mine isn't because the butter's too melted.

5. Add the egg and the vanilla extract and beat well.

6. Add the flour mixture and beat until you have a smooth dough.

7. My dough was too soft from the too-soft butter, so I had to chill it for about 30 minutes. In the meantime, I made my coating. Just mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl.



8. I shaped the dough into a log before it chilled. So, take it out and cut into equal pieces.

Roll into balls

Dip and cover with coating

9. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart.

10. Flatten each cookie with the bottom of a cup. I used my measuring cup.

11. Bake for about 8 minutes, depending on the size. But after 8 minutes, they are a bit soft still.. so bake 1-2 minutes longer if you like crispy cookies.







The finished product!





I hope you enjoyed my first baking blog entry (: Baking goodies isn't that great for me wanting to lose weight, so I'm not sure how often this will happen "/ But I'll try to do something whenever I can! (: Let me know if you try the recipe and how it goes for you!

16 comments:

Tiffany said...

OMG THOSE LOOK SOOOO GOOD WAHHH

I am a terrible baker...all I can do is bake those...break and bake cookies...but even that usually ends up being fail because I just eat the cookie dough before I put it into the oven LOL

but I've gotta try this recipe when I get back home and I have all the materials and stuff YUMMY more baking tuts!!!! love love love!!!

miemiemie said...

whenever i try baking or cooking, i would never eat it like i would if other people made it. it wouldn't taste nice to me at all..haha its always off to my taste buds. i do admire people who are talented though. does your bf love your cookies? i hope he does, they look great :) mine would probably laugh at me if i tried baking

-Yu- said...

wah~ i remember making this in highschool for class! so fun to make.
Yours looks so good! I'm eying your kitchenaid stand mixter. :D Mint green?! look so nice!

divinexjanice said...

you make it look sooooo easy! good to see you blogging again. are you going to IMATS this year?

Edna said...

I'm so jealous of your Kitchen Aid!! I want one but the BF said I dont bake enough to get one.

I made snickerdoodles the other day for my students :) mmmm

Violet Honeybee said...

Awww.. Snickerdoodle is what I named my doggie =D lol it's so funny that I was gonna bake tomorrow. Hehe

Donna said...

Awesome! I just realized I have all these ingredients so I can make them... like NOW! Hahahah.

Sad thing is, I have most of baking goodies always stocked up, but never the "essentials" to cook up anything when I'm hungry -_-

I guess I just have to live off baked goods haha, but thanks for posting! I will definitely try these out ASAP!

Blaine from Silicone Bakeware said… said...

Great Cookie! I roll out and cook my cookies on my Silpat Baking Mat. I just purchased the large size and got a great deal on it.

Lisa said...

I'm 21, and I have my first snickerdoodles two weeks ago. Man, have I really been missing out.

jimin choe said...

mmmm cookies! i just found your blog and the best way to be greeted is with food ;) i wish i could bake as good as you, but i only tried using pre-made mixes :/

<3jimin

DSK said...

they look so yummy!

Jenny said...

Mmmmm they look perfectly delicious!!

Helen said...

omg they look delicious! they came out great.

welcome back :D i've been waiting forever (as well as everyone else) for you to start blogging again. hooray!

thanks for all those pics. especially the ones from vegas. your camera is awesome. i LOVE vegas. i went last october for like 6 days. it was AMAZING. we stayed at the MGM and we had like the best room ever. definitely gonna go back again

DSK said...

I've always loved this post, I can't wait to try them soon!

DSK Steph said...

another recipe please!!!

Sakie and Thomas Gantz said...

Wow, those look absolutely delicious! And thanks for taking the time to photo the steps and post them. Nice photos. :-)