Sunday, March 8, 2009


Around December, both Pinch My Salt and VeganYumYum posted recipes for snickerdoodles. That made me crave them. However, we didn't make any because we were already busy with our large slate of Christmas cookies.

Since neither Melissa nor I have tried baking snickerdoodles, we searched for a recipe we would both want to try and came up with one from Cooking Light.
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
cooking spray
After preheating oven to 400 degrees, combine the 3/4 cup sugar, brown sugar and butter in medium bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg.

Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup and level. Combine flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and salt. Whisk well. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat until just combined. Shape dough into balls.

Combine 1/3 cup sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small dish. Roll balls in mixture and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.

Bake for about 8 minutes or until tops crack. Cook for 1 minute on pans and then move to cooling rack.

So far our cookies have come out with great taste, but have been baked a bit too long, leaving the cookie on the far end of crunchy. I like them balanced well between chewy and crunchy, so we'll have to keep trying until we get it right, which means a lot of snickerdoodle cookies are in our future.

Poor us.

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