By MANDY POON
Looking for that perfect treat to package up as a holiday surprise or to bring in for the office party? Not only are snickerdoodles festive, they look fabulous and require only a few simple ingredients to throw together.
In case you’ve never had the pleasure of devouring snickerdoodles before, they are fluffy, buttery cookies, baked until lightly cracked and covered in a cinnamon sugar topping. Is there any better way to welcome the cold weather?
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Combine together in a small bowl. Set aside.
- 3 ½ cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup OR maple syrup
- 2 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- Set oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine dry ingredients in small bowl.
- In a large bowl, whisk the butter until light yellow and fluffy either using sheer upper arm strength (thank you, Pilates) or a hand mixer. Add sugar slowly and continue to mix together.
- Add the rest of the wet ingredients until all are mixed together.
- Add dry ingredients to the large bowl of wet ingredients, and mix until blended. Your dough is now ready! Easy, eh?
- If dough is too sticky to handle, chill in the fridge for about one hour.
- Roll the dough into balls about the size of a golf ball, then roll those balls in the bowl of cinnamon sugar topping to coat. Place dough balls about two inches apart on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 10 – 11 minutes, or until the cookies are puffed up and the surface is slightly cracked. Let cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing, then cool completely on a wire rack.
Enjoy giving these away, or nosh on them with a cup of hot cocoa!