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Great Snickerdoodle Recipe?

gyp7318 Nov 22, 2006 08:05 PM

Hi there,
Does anyone have a great and easy recipe for snickerdoodle cookies?

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Katie Nell RE: gyp7318 Nov 22, 2006 08:20 PM

    This is the best no-fail recipe I've tried, and I've made quite a few! http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

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      tlegray RE: gyp7318 Nov 22, 2006 09:39 PM

      This is my quick and very easy recipe for snickerdoodles.


      Note: use pillsbury cookie dough in the tube. I've used others and it's not the same usually much sweeter and more granular.

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        librarian RE: gyp7318 Nov 23, 2006 02:38 AM

        I use this one: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

        Plan to give half away (recipe makes 4 dozen) and eat them within a few days of baking them.

        1. prunefeet RE: gyp7318 Nov 27, 2006 09:16 PM

          I'm sure you have made them by now, but I love the ones I made recently from this book:
          I would be happy to paraphrase it if you like.

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            gyp7318 RE: prunefeet Nov 28, 2006 03:00 AM

            I think I've heard some good stuff about this book. Can you post the recipe or is that a no-no on the board? :)

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              The Chowhound Team RE: gyp7318 Nov 28, 2006 03:17 AM

              We don't allow the posting of copyrighted material from other websites or publications.

              If a recipe is available online, we recommend linking to that resource directly

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                prunefeet RE: The Chowhound Team Nov 29, 2006 09:29 PM

                Can't I paraphrase? I thought that was commonly done. In any case, gyp7318, I recommend the book highly.

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                  AndreainDC RE: prunefeet Nov 30, 2006 12:59 AM

                  I agree this is a good one - it's the snickerdoodle recipe I use regularly.

          2. MsMaryMc RE: gyp7318 Nov 27, 2006 11:51 PM

            When I was a kid, my aunt worked every summer up in the Sierras as a cook for a California Division of Forestry firefighting crew. Snickerdoodles were one of her specialties, and "her boys" loved them!


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              gyp7318 RE: gyp7318 Nov 28, 2006 03:01 AM

              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?

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                prunefeet RE: gyp7318 Nov 29, 2006 09:30 PM

                The only recipe I know has no sour cream in it. But the dough is rolled into balls and these are rolled in cinnamon sugar, then backed. So the resulting cookie has a light coating of cinnamon. The texture is crisp chewy. YUM.

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                  manraysky RE: gyp7318 Mar 16, 2007 02:38 PM

                  Snickerdoodles have cream of tartar in them. I've never heard of one with sour cream, though.

                2. kivarita RE: gyp7318 Nov 28, 2006 03:47 AM

                  This one has been a favorite since childhood - originally from the Betty Crocker Cooky (sic) book.


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                    jbeaux RE: gyp7318 Nov 29, 2006 10:02 PM

                    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.

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                      Kis Kati RE: gyp7318 Dec 15, 2006 06:33 AM

                      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
                      2 eggs
                      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

                      1/2 sugar
                      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.

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                        Aunt Jenny RE: gyp7318 Mar 14, 2007 04:20 PM

                        THIS is THE classic snickerdoodle recipe-- no sour cream, no corn syrup, no walnuts:


                        For best flavor AND crinkly tops, use one stick unsalted butter and one stick good-quality margarine (my mom always used Imperial).

                        1. arifa RE: gyp7318 Mar 16, 2007 12:45 PM

                          this is the one i've used for years. wow - i fuond my original posting from 1993:


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