Someone came up to me today and said they would LOVE me to bake them Snickerdoodle Cookies!
Well please let me remind you that I come from Uruguay, lived in England for a while and been here in the USA for the past 17yrs and I had never, ever encountered such a thing!
First my mind took me down the path of “yeah must be like sugar cookies with broken pieces of snickers bars”, but when I asked that they describe them, all I got is, “they are so yummy, kind of soft in the middle”!
Well that didn’t help so I consulted my all time BFF, Mrs. Google! Found some recipes and they were all the same, a sort of sugar cookie dipped in cinnamon sugar and baked. What’s so special about that?
So I got home and my daughter and I embarked on the making of the “Oh so yummy cookie”!
Recipe I followed was very simple:
Mix all below ingredients:
- 1/2 cup of soft unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening
- 1 1/2 cups of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 3/4 cups of flour
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls (about 1 tablespoon), roll in cinnamon sugar (2 tablespoons of sugar + 2 teaspoons of cinnamon) and place on ungreased cookie sheet in a 400 deg F oven for 10-12 minutes and turn around half way through.
Family tested and liked them, but still not totally sure what the fascination is all about, maybe a childhood memory, grandmas cooking…..but for sure hope to put a smile on somebody’s face tomorrow!