I don’t love making cookies. I admit it. They take too long, they are repetitive, and I always manage to burn the last sheetful because I’m bored =-) remember I’m being honest here!
That being said, everyone LOVES cookies. My kids love them, my boyfriend loves them, I always try to keep some in the cookie jar, I know many many people who would name ‘cookie’ as their favorite food group.
So, I’ve decided to make an effort to have more homemade cookies in that blasted cookie jar. So we will start with my boys most favorite cookie of all, the Snickerdoodle.
They are quite possibly the most simple cookie you can make, chewy buttery cinnamon-sugary vanilla goodness, and pretty darn delicious.
I haven’t found a soul yet who doesn’t fall for this delicious morsel, so give it a shot! And I hope you love them like we do here,
THE DISAPPEARING SNICKERDOODLE
2 2/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons corn syrup
2 eggs (large)
3 teaspoons real vanilla extract
topping: 1/2 cup sugar mixed with 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Oven at 350
Mix together flour, cream of tartar, salt, baking soda and nutmeg in a large bowl.
In the bowl of a stand up mixer (or another large bowl with a hand mixer) mix together the butter, sugar and corn syrup. Just until nicely incorporated and fluffy looking, then add eggs one at a time, then mix in the vanilla.
Pour flour mixture into bowl with butter mixture and stir (using a spoon) until all the the dough comes together smooth.
Grease your cookie sheets & hands. I like to use non-stick cooking spray on both.
Roll the dough into balls about 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch big, then roll the balls into the cinnamon sugar mixture until they are fully coated.
Place onto cookie sheet a couple of inches apart, (I usually stick with 6 to 8 cookies a sheet, depending on the size of your sheet) press them down a bit on the sheet with your hand.
Bake for about 10 minutes, cooking time as always depends on your own oven, the size of your cookie balls and whether or not you like your cookies extra crunchy or extra chewy
The best thing to do is take a peek at around 8 minutes, you want them to have that nice golden brown.
Let cookies rest for a minute on the cookie sheet after you remove them, then put them on cooling sheets away from the heat.
Fill cookie jar & watch disappear!