Since getting access to the Food Network on Freeview, we have been binge-watching so many cooking shows lately. Many of the sweet chefs kept referencing this thing called a ‘Snickerdoodle’. At first, I thought it was a chocolate-nut type of dish, simply because the word ‘Snicker(s)’ in there. However, upon googling, I discovered a quite appealing cinnamon coated sugar cookie. I hunted down a recipe, tried it, tweaked it, and I would love to share it with you here.
For this recipe you will need the following:
1 + ½ Cups of white or castor sugar.
½ Cup of butter (softened).
½ Cup of oil (canola or vegetable oil, don’t use olive or nut oils, as they will overpower the flavour of the cookie).
2 + ¾ Cups of white plain flour.
2 teaspoons of Cream of Tartar.
1 teaspoon of Baking Soda (Bicarb Soda will suffice).
¼ teaspoon of Salt.
¼ Cup of white or castor sugar.
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon.
Heat oven to 200°C (400°F). In a large mixing bowl, combine the first measure of sugar, butter, oil, and eggs with a spatula.
Stir in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Continue mixing until mixture forms a soft dough.
Combine the ¼ cup sugar with the cinnamon. Roll the dough into 2-3cm balls. Toss the dough balls in the cinnamon sugar. Lay the coated balls on a lined baking tray or cookie sheet. Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until cracks form on the top of the cookies. Remove the cookies from the oven and let rest on cooling rack until set.
This recipe will yield between 30-50 cookies (depending on the size of the cookies). These are a fantastic cookie to have on hand for unexpected guests, or to take to a family gathering. They have gone down a treat in my family, Kayla and I both love them, and my parents both dig in whenever they drop in for coffee.
Give this recipe a go, its a great treat and super easy to make. This recipe that would be heaps of fun to make with kids, and they would get a kick out of making something for themselves.
Thanks for reading,