Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Snickerdoodle Cookie

Well, these cookies were unknown to me until yesterday, when I received a call from my husband from office. He told that he ate these, made by his colleague and were superb. Also, he asked,"Can you try making these :)." Now, how can such a humble request be rejected/ignored? Well, I made up my mind to make these.

The very name, snickerdoodle, is interesting and may lead you into false assumption that snickers might be one of its ingredients, like I did :). I googled them, to figure out if this name really does exist. It was interesting to know that these cookies had been known for quite some time but had been ignored, may be because these are not as fancy as the cookies made these days.

In spite of its fancy name, these are really easy to prepare, with just basic ingredients that go into them. Although these are not very pleasing/appealing in their looks and are similar to any other sugar cookie, what makes anyone fall for these is its texture - crunchy outside and soft inside.

While my husband was describing them he said,"The cookies have some creamy filling in them."I searched hard to figure out such a recipe. However, I went ahead with this recipe and on having it I understood why my husband had been stressing so much on the cookie having a creamy filling. Yes, the cookies seemed to have such a filling to me too. So here is the recipe for it. Hope you enjoy baking them.


For the cookie
  1. 1 1/3 cup of all purpose flour
  2. 1/4 tsp of salt
  3. 1 tsp of baking powder
  4. 1 large egg
  5. 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  6. 3/4 cup of granulated white sugar
  7. 1 stick(113 gms) of butter @ room temperature
For the coating
  1. 1/6 cup of granulated sugar
  2. 1 tsp cinnamon powder


  • Mix the granulated sugar and the cinnamon powder to prepare 'cinnamon sugar'. We would use it as a coating.
  • Grease the baking pan and keep it aside.
  • Sift through the flour and the baking powder, so that the baking powder gets mixed evenly. Also, it would help make the flour lump-free. Keep it aside.
  • Add salt into it and mix it.
  • In a bowl, take the butter and beat it well. 
  • Add sugar into the bowl and mix it thoroughly.
  • Meanwhile beat the eggs well and add it to the bowl. 
  • Pour in the vanilla extract and mix it well.
  • Fold in the flour little by little and mix it well, so that all the ingredients blend in thoroughly.
  • It should give you a smooth dough.
  • Shape the dough into 1 inch round balls and roll it in the cinnamon sugar. Line them on the baking pan. 
  • Slightly press each cookie, with the bottom of a glass.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 F/ 190 C.
  • Bake the cookies for not more than 8-10 mins or until they are light golden brown around the edges.
  • Yields around 20 cookies.

  • Do not over bake the cookies, as the speciality of these cookies is that, they are crispy on the outside, however they are very soft inside. Over baking them would lead to losing the desired texture.
  • Unless you have a sweet tooth, you may need to look into reducing the amount of sugar that goes into the dough. Because, as the coating also has sugar in it , overall the cookies turns out to be sweet. But we loved it :).

Recipe courtesy : Joy of Baking

You could keep these stored at room temperature for about 2 weeks. So, that serves as a instant 'palaharam' to munch on whenever you feel like.

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