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Does anyone have a REALLY good recipe for snickerdoodles?? I've tried 2 different recipes and both came out kind of bland tasting. The snickerdoodles I remember having when I was a kid were good and tender and tasted sweet, like a really good sugar cookie. They were firm enough not to break or crumble when stacked or in a tin, but still soft when you bit into them. The recipes I tried recently both came out super-duper crisp after they were cool...crisp like a ginger snap or something like that. I want a recipe that comes out soft and a tad bit chewy on the inside, while the outside is a little firm. Hope I'm making sense here! icon_rolleyes.gif Any ideas or recipes will be appreciated! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 14
Try this one:

1/2 Cup margarine or butter
1 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
1 Cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
2 T sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

In a mixing bowl beat margarine or butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add about half of the flour, the 1 cup sugar, the egg, vanilla, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Beat till thoroughly combined. Beat in remaining flour. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. combine the 2 T sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-11 minutes or till edges are golden. Cool on wire rack. Makes about 36


I add a smidgen of nutmeg to mine. These taste really good!

Hope this one works for you.


Amy
post #3 of 14
I was just about to post a my favorite one, and it's the same one that cake mommy posted! I like that one too! It's from BH&G, I think.
post #4 of 14
You're right! I have one of their old cook books and I have made this one for years! Never failed me. 'course I like to make my snickerdoodles big so they always come out crispy on top and soft in the middle.


Amy
post #5 of 14
Ive used this one on Allrecipes.com and was pleased.

http://cookie.allrecipes.com/az/MrsSiggSnckrddls.asp
post #6 of 14
The two recipes I use are just a tad different. Both work well for me.
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups (or 2 3/4 cups either works) all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. of salt
Cream butter or margarine until softened and add the 1 1 /2 cups of sugar, creaming well. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Shape into 1 inch balls.
Mix 2 tbsp. cinnamon and 2 tbsp. sugar together in a dish. Roll balls in mixture to coat, I use a shallow glass pie pan and sort of roll the pan to coat several at one time. Place unflattened balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350F for about 8-10 minutes, this is my preferred temperature but some recipes call for baking at 400F for 7-8 minutes.
Not sure how experienced people are with cookies, but the longer they cook the harder they get. These are cookies that you don't want to cook too long so they don't get hard, it could be anywhere from 6-10 minutes, usually around 6-8 for me. These cookies set on the cookie sheet while cooling so leave them on the sheet for at least 10 minutes before carefully removing them to cool.
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post #7 of 14
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Thanks so much everyone!! Ya'll are awesome! icon_biggrin.gif I'll have to give one of these a try tomorrow afternoon. Wish me luck! icon_smile.gifthumbs_up.gif
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post #8 of 14
One thing I remember is that you need to find a recipe that has at least some shortening in it, butter causes them to crisp, not soften.
The other thing that I SWEAR by is grinding my own cinnamon. I used a small coffee grinder and snap a cinnamon stick into 1/2 inch- 1 inch pieces and then grind until powedered. You'll never go back to using cinnamon store bought again!
post #9 of 14
Great minds use the same recipes! icon_smile.gif I had to dig up my recipe and it is the almost the exactly the same.
1c of shortening instead of butter.
Sift the dry ingredients together.
Bake at 400.

Listen to the Squirrell. This recipe makes to-die-for cookies.

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Originally Posted by SquirrellyCakes

The two recipes I use are just a tad different. Both work well for me.
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups (or 2 3/4 cups either works) all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. of salt
Cream butter or margarine until softened and add the 1 1 /2 cups of sugar, creaming well. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Shape into 1 inch balls.
Mix 2 tbsp. cinnamon and 2 tbsp. sugar together in a dish. Roll balls in mixture to coat, I use a shallow glass pie pan and sort of roll the pan to coat several at one time. Place unflattened balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350F for about 8-10 minutes, this is my preferred temperature but some recipes call for baking at 400F for 7-8 minutes.
Not sure how experienced people are with cookies, but the longer they cook the harder they get. These are cookies that you don't want to cook too long so they don't get hard, it could be anywhere from 6-10 minutes, usually around 6-8 for me. These cookies set on the cookie sheet while cooling so leave them on the sheet for at least 10 minutes before carefully removing them to cool.
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post #10 of 14
I'm with Bubblezmom and Squirrellycakes. Mine is exactly the same as theirs, but half butter, half shortening.....It's the Betty Crocker Cookie Book recipe and I've been making them forever.
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post #11 of 14
Excuse my ignorance....but what is a snickerdoodle?

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post #12 of 14
It is a soft sugar cookie that was the first cookie. They are often made with the children helping as kids like part where you roll the dough balls into the sugar.
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post #13 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by bubblezmom

It is a soft sugar cookie that was the first cookie. They are often made with the children helping as kids like part where you roll the dough balls into the sugar.



ooOoH! Sounds nice. Thanks.
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post #14 of 14
I've got to get some sleep. I meant to write "the first cookie I ever made with my mom", not "the first cookie." icon_smile.gif
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