Thursday, December 22, 2011

Holiday cookie recipe: snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles (recipe from Food Network)

Ingredients

For the topping:
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
or (for holiday baking) use red and green sugar

For the cookie dough:
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

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

To make the cookie dough, stir together the dry ingredients.

In a bowl with a paddle attachment, cream the butter. Add the sugar and continue to mix, then add the eggs, corn syrup, and vanilla, and mix thoroughly. Add the dry ingredients and mix until blended. Chill dough 1 hour if it's sticky or difficult to handle.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Roll balls of dough about the size of a walnut then roll them in the cinnamon sugar (or red/green sugar) to coat. Place on an un-greased sheet pan 2 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until puffed up and the surface is slightly cracked. Let cool on the sheet pan a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.

2 comments:

  1. Yummy! I may make some tonight to take to my parents this weekend!

    Libby

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  2. Great twist using Christmas colors! Merry Christmas!

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