snickerdoodle cookies

Sunday, July 22, 2012 |
One of my roommates is getting married on August 4th (happiness and rainbows and confetti!).  The only downside? She's the one who owns the KitchenAid mixer I’ve been using for the past year.  And since she’s been moving out bit by bit for a couple of weeks, I knew that eventually that lovely appliance would take up residence on her new countertop, and I’d have to go back to my stand mixer-less existence.  This snickerdoodle cookie recipe is the LAST thing I made with the help of the KitchenAid – it has left the building.

Snickerdoodle Cookies (from this Gale Gand Food Network recipe)


3 1/2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup butter (I used unsalted)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For cinnamon sugar coating:

3 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


In a small bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon for the topping and set aside.

For cookie dough, stir together dry ingredients in a medium bowl. 

Cream the butter in a stand mixer with paddle attachment, or in a medium bowl with electric mixer (of course, you can do it by hand, too – but the work!).  Add sugar and continue to mix, then add eggs, corn syrup, and vanilla, mixing thoroughly.  Add the dry ingredients in two parts, and mix until blended.  Cover and chill dough for one hour.

When you’re ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Roll walnut-sized balls of dough with hands, then dip and roll in the cinnamon sugar to coat.  Place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet about 2 1/2 inches apart (these cookies will flatten and join together if you’re not careful).  Bake for 11-12 minutes until the surface is slightly cracked.  Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then remove to countertop or wire rack to continue cooling.  Makes 35-40 cookies.

Quantity-wise, this recipe is on the large side – so I shared with my ball hockey team and my coworkers (they were properly appreciative).  It’s important to keep the cookies in the oven until you see that the dough is cooked – you don’t want that underdone taste in the finished product.  On the whole, I liked the recipe quite a lot, though I’d also like to experiment with versions that require cream of tartar.  Snickerdoodles for the win!

Recommended for: a cookie staple for the holidays or anytime, that picky cookie-eater in your life who doesn’t want oatmeal or chocolate chips, and a delicious snack that will make your house smell divine.

Interested in other food-related posts?  Check out Beth Fish Reads’ Weekend Cooking


bermudaonion said...

You'll have to ask for a stand mixer for Christmas! Unbelievably I've never made, or eaten, a Snickerdoodle.

Juju at Tales of said...

I like Bermuda's idea.
I adore Snickerdoodles.

Liviania said...

I hated moving out and leaving my roommate's stand mixer behind.

But it is blasphemy to suggest that the slightly undercooked middle of a snickerdoodle isn't the best part.

Heather said...

Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies. A delicious final hurrah for your time with the mixer ;)

Beth F said...

Snickerdoodles were one of the first cookies I learned to bake way back in 6th or 7th grade. A Kitchen-Aid sure makes mixing easier.

Kristen M. said...

I love making snickerdoodles. But sadly, I also love eating snickerdoodles so I haven't made them in a while. And I can't even imagine making cookies without my KitchenAid. I am super sad that you've lost your access to one!

Joy Weese Moll said...

Those look just like the ones my mother made! Thanks for bringing back that memory.

Carole said...

We don't have snickerdoodles in NZ. Where does the name come from?

Hope you enjoyed my post about Coronation chicken


Ginny Larsen said...

maybe if all of us siblings pool our money we can buy you one for Christmas/ bday? worth a thought, if you're really pining for one still (which is silly... of course you will be!)

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Love snickerdoodles, yours look amazing. I hope you get a Kitchen-Aid, but I bet they'd be just as good by hand :)

Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

Sorry to hear about the mixer. I would be so bummed. Snickerdoodles are still one of my favorite cookies of all time.

Ryan said...

I never want a snickerdoodle until there is one in front of me, then they are so good.

Kailana said...

One kitchen appliance I really want is a mixer like that... I look at them all the time, but I don't bake a lot and keep talking myself out of it...

Kat C said...

Oh, these look so yummy. This was always my favorite cookie at Ms. Fields ! I will have to make these and report back to you!

Peggy Ann said...

Made these so often when the kids were little! Haven't had in years.

Trish said...

Emailing this recipe to myself. My husband LOVES snickerdoodle cookies but mine always come out a little on the tough side instead of nice and chewy. Yours look delicious!

But sorry about the stand-mixer. :( Breaking up is hard to do...

carol said...

Yum! I love snickerdoodles!

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