Thursday, March 10, 2011


Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, these snickerdoodles are fantastic.

I love to bake cookies.  They bake quickly and you have instant satisifaction.  Baking cookies makes your entire home smell like a bakery and brings you back to your childhood.  These cookies are rolled in a cinnamon sugar mixture before they are baked in the oven making it fun for everyone to get involved with this labor of love.

Here they are all rolled in cinnamon sugar, lined up like little soldiers and ready to be baked!

Cooked to perfection!

Snickerdoodles Recipe
Recipe from Cooking Light

Preheat oven to 400o

3/4  cup  granulated sugar
2/3  cup  light brown sugar
1/2  cup  butter, softened
1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
1  large egg
1 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour (about 6 3/4 ounces)
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

Combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and butter in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt, stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; beat just until combined.

Shape dough into 30 balls.

Combine 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon in a small shallow dish. Roll balls in sugar mixture, and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes or until tops crack. Cool on pans 1 minute. Remove from pans; cool on a wire rack.

Hope you enjoy! What are your favorite cookies to bake?


  1. Yum! Love snickerdoodles! That cinnamon sugar combination is just fantastic!

  2. I made these last night Pam and they were so good! Thanks for the recipe!


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