Saturday, 22 December 2012

Snickerdoodles: Cinnamonny Cookies of Loveliness


I'm officially off work for a week and a half now, hooray! I love this long Christmas break - my favourite thing about it, actually, is the time after Christmas when I have some empty days and can watch lots of telly and have lots of sleep. I'm aaalways busy so it's lovely to get the chance to be lazy!

But we're not quite in that period yet, so I've been busy in the kitchen doing my Christmas baking. I've given a few people boxes of cookies for Christmas - loving a bit of homemade! I got these tins from Poundland, surprisingly - they are really cute - and Snickerdoodles seemed the perfect thing to fill them with.

I've linked to these cinnamonny cookies before but I thought I'd post the full recipe here - partly because there are lots of variations, and I wanted to pass on my favourite, from Epicurean Escapism. Also, partly because next time I want to find it, here it will be, with the measurements pre-converted into grams. Bloody cup measurements.

Snickerdoodles
- 350g plain flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 250g salted butter, softened
- 340g sugar
- 2 eggs

PLUS, FOR ROLLING:
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Sift together flour and baking powder - set aside.
3. Cream butter and sugar on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
4. Mix in eggs. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in flour mixture.
5. Stir together cinnamon and 2 tablespoons sugar in a small bowl.
6. Shape dough into rough, small balls; roll in cinnamon sugar. These measurements should make 40-50.
7. Space 3 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
8. Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges are golden, 8 to 10 minutes.


These are super easy to make and come out incredibly light and fluffy, lovely and chewy where they're slightly undercooked. The original recipe says 12 to 15 minutes but I use a fan oven and find 8 minutes is pretty much perfect. Mmmmm. They are SO good.


I tend to make up all the balls of rolled cookie dough and pile them up on a plate so I can cook them all as quickly as possible - I can only fit one baking sheet in my oven at a time anyway.

Make sure you don't put them too closely together, or make them too large as they'll all run together on the baking tray.


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4 comments

  1. Love the tins (and the cookies don't look bad either...) xx

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  2. Ah! I got those same tins yesterday! And a tray for Christmas tree shaped ice cubes! And I say I'm not that into Christmas...

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  3. These look amazing, I love anything cinnamon-y!

    Maria xxx

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  4. mmm these look amazing! Have to say I'm a fan of the 'oh look, all the cookiers ran together, giant tray sized cookie for me...' approach myself!

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