Monday, September 26, 2016

{RECIPE} The Best Snickerdoodle Cookies You'll Ever Make

When I first got married, all I wanted to do was make the perfect snickerdoodle. They
were JJ's favorite and as a new wife, I wanted to be able to make his favorite cookie
perfectly. Well, that didn't happened. I've always had a knack at baking (just ask anyone
that has had one of my sugar cookies), but I just couldn't master the snickerdoodle.
JJ likes them soft, with a little crisp, but not too much. They either baked totally flat and
too crunchy or puffy and flavorless. I tried recipe after recipe, but nothing worked.
I thought when we moved from the high altitude of Utah to sea level in California that it
would solve all my problems. Nope. So, I gave up. I was resigned to making sugar cookies
and chocolate chip cookies and I let go of the dream of the best snickerdoodle.

Then, one day, I found it. The snickerdoodle recipe that changed my life and made my
husband (and daughter) very happy! I found it in an old church cookbook that had been
given to me as a gift. I don't know what it was that made me try baking one more recipe
after giving up years ago. But, after ten years of trying, I finally had a recipe that baked
up the perfect snickerdoodles every time.

They have the texture my husband loves and they are SO easy. My 7-year-old loves
to help me make them, especially since they are her favorite, and they always turn
out just right, no matter which one of us makes them.


1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

1. Mix first 4 ingredients.
2. Add next 4 ingredients and mix well.
3. Roll dough into walnut sized balls. I used my cookie scoop to get the perfect size
every time and then roll them into balls.
4. Mix together 1/4 cup sugar and 4 tsp. cinnamon and roll the balls in the mixture
to coat the them with cinnamon sugar.
5. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and bake 2 inches apart at 375 degrees
for 8 minutes. Cookies should be puffed and golden around the edges.
6. Remove from the oven and let them sit on the pan until they've fallen a bit,
then transfer to a cooling rack or another piece of parchment paper to cool completely.

There you have it, the recipe that will make sure you bake up perfect snickerdoodles
every time. You're welcome. Be sure to share with those you love and hide them from
the cookie monster in your house because I promise they will go fast!

Do you have a favorite cookie recipe that bakes perfectly every time?
Leave me a comment and let me know where to find it!


Unknown said...

The best cookies are supposedly made with half butter and half shortening!


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