This is going in a little different direction, but I hope you all enjoy this new topic I will be writing about. For me, this connects perfectly with my blog because I love to bake and it really is something that I can pour my heart into doing. One of my favorite things to bake is Snickerdoodles. They’re just one of the best cookies. I love the pillowy softness, how thick they are and the little bit of tang.
One thing I always had issues with was finding really good flavor recipes but they’d fall flat after coming out of the oven. When I make and eat a snickerdoodle I want something that is very thick and chewy. This search has led me down many blogs to find the absolute best recipes, but I came up with many good cookies, but not the perfect cookie.
Through my search, I finally was able to come up with the best recipe to get a pillowy, soft Snickerdoodle. These are my favorite cookie, mostly because I always have the ingredients, but I also love the cinnamon flavor throughout these cookies.
Things you need to include
The most important thing you can add to a snickerdoodle is Cream of Tartar. Yes, there are alternatives, and it’s not necessarily a pantry staple, but it adds the tangy flavor that makes it a snickerdoodle instead of a sugar cookie. Let’s face it, it’s a sugar cookie with cinnamon & a bit of tang. You need the cream of tartar to give you that little kick.
Cinnamon inside the dough. Ok, it isn’t an absolute must, but it just adds more cinnamon flavor than if you’re only rolling it in a little bit after the fact. My recipe is a little heavy on the cinnamon, but you can drop it down to whatever level you want. My family enjoys a strong cinnamon flavor.
Let it chill. I think this is a part of pretty much every snickerdoodle recipe, and it’s one of the most frustrating steps for me because I want to eat the cookies right away, but I know better than to skip it. If you don’t let your dough chill it will spread and be very thin. Allowing the dough to get completely cold makes such a difference. I usually let my dough chill for at least 2 hours so that I know it’s nice and cold throughout and I put it in the freezer between trays so it consistently stays cold.
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Tools you’ll need
My KitchenAid stand mixer is my best friend. I don’t think I go more than a few days without using this beauty. This was the best wedding gift I got, but we won’t tell anyone else that, lol. This makes mixing anything a complete breeze. I used cheaper brands for most of my life, but nothing comes close to this mixer.
These silicone baking mats are amazing! I can’t ever go back to using a plain baking sheet or parchment paper after using these. Nothing sticks, everything cooks evenly, and they’re so easy to clean and store.
This 1 1/2 tbsp scoop makes scooping cookie dough, cupcakes, pancakes, and ice cream a breeze. These scoops are worth the investment with how much you will use it. It’s another thing that gets used at least weekly in my home.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Please, leave me a comment and let me know what you think.