Great Snickerdoodle Recipe?
Does anyone have a great and easy recipe for snickerdoodle cookies?
Thanks in advance!
Somewhere along the way, I heard that snickerdoodles were the same as sugar cookies except they had sour cream in the dough. Has anyone else heard of this? None of the recipes have it. BTW, I'm going to have to do a "snickerdoodle-off" and see which recipe is the best. Hard job, isn't it?
Just don't forget the cream of tartar. I tried making sugar cookies--my husband's secret family recipe--and ruined them by omitting the c of t. The cookies were sorta bland, lacking that wee bite that so beautifully offsets all the butter and sugar.
I too loved these cookies as a child and when I wanted to make them tonite with my daughter I went online to find a recipe. To my surprise, none of the recipes I found contained sour cream in it--something I am positive "real" Snickerdoodle cookies contain. Additionally, I recall them also always containing walnuts in them. In any case---I put together this recipe based on what I found online tonight and what I recalled from when I made them as a child with my mother. BTW--we did omit the walnuts---seems many children have an aversion to eating them.
**preheat oven to 375 degrees
1 C butter or Blue Bonnet margarine
2 C Sugar
1/4 C light corn syrup
3 tsp vanilla
1 C sour cream
Cream together above ingredients
5 C flour
1 tbsp Baking pwdr
2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg (optional)
Sift dry ingredients into creamed mixture in 1 C increments. Mix batter after each cup and be sure to include all the additional dry ingredients in the first cup of flour.
1 cup finely chopped walnuts(optional)
mix walnuts into cookie dough
1 tsp cinnamon
spoon cookie dough into sugar and cinnamon mixture and roll to cover completely. place on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. bake till golden. enjoy.