Snickerdoodles: Cinnamon Sugar Dusted Cookies

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 Hope everybody celebrated Christmas and Hanukkah and enjoyed the day of giving and sharing, with lots of fun and enthusiasm with family and friends. I also hope Santa brought you all the gifts you wished for.
Even though this year, I was not able to make the Christmas delicacies I used to make, I am happy and eagerly waiting for my little miracle’s arrival next month.  I don’t know my little princess understand anything about her sibling’s arrival, she is making merry all around. We didn’t put up any Christmas tree as she is now more interested in pulling things than enjoying. 
I made some sinckerdoodles for Christmas. It is a sugar cookie which is famous in New England and Pennsylvania since the 19thcentury.  It is thought to have originated from German word Schneckennudeln, or cinnamon-dusted sweet rolls, or according to some it originated from folk tale hero Snickerdoodle from the early 1900s.   If you want to know about history and various type of recipe take a look at this blog  . There are lot of variations in the recipes of this simple cookie, I used the one from and changed the baking temperature as I thought it is slightly high. Instead of using regular granulated sugar and cinnamon for dusting the cookies, I used turbinado sugar, as I like the crunch of turbinado sugar better than anything else.
I know lot of my friends grow up with these famous cookies and have grandma or mom’s recipe. Sure when you try this one it will make you nostalgic. Here goes the recipe.

One year ago: Kuzhalappam / Rice flour Canoli
Two year ago: Ginger Bread House
Print Recipe from here 

What you need

 Recipe adapted from

Unsalted butter: ¼ cup ( I used room temperature butter)
Vegetable shortening: ¼ cup (I used Crisco)
Granulated sugar: ¾ cup
Egg: 1 no ( I used room temperature egg)
Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
Unbleached all purpose flour/ Maida: 1 ½ cups ( I used King Arthur flour)
Cream of tartar: 1 teaspoon
Baking soda: ½ teaspoon
Salt: 1/8 teaspoon
Turbinado sugar: 1 tablespoon
Ground cinnamon: 1 teaspoon
How I made
In a medium sized bowl sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cream of tartar and set aside.
In a bowl of Kitchenaid stand mixer cream butter, vegetable shortening, sugar and once it is done add egg and vanilla extract and cream once again to combine everything.
To this gradually add sifted flour mixture and mix again to combine.  And set aside for chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
By the end of chilling time pre heat oven to 350F
Scoop about 1 tablespoon chilled dough and rolled into ball into mixture of turbinado sugar and cinnamon.
 Place the rolled dough into the baking sheet lined with parchment paper and slightly press the dough balls with bottom of glass. Place the dough about 3 inches apart as they spread during the baking.
Bake for about 13 minutes or until sides are slight brown and center remain soft.  Keep the cookies for about 2 minutes in the baking pan and then transfer to cooling rack.
You can store the cookies in airtight container for about 2 weeks, if you have some left.
Enjoy as much you wish.

Preparation time: 50 minutes
Yield: 24 cookies
Verdict: Yummy
Will you make it again: Yes I will
I am linking this Classic cookies to Hearth and Soul Blog Hop #80 hosted  here


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  1. says

    Que delícia!!!!
    ¨¨¨¸.•°` BOAS FESTAS!!!
    ¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮FELIZ 2012!!!

  2. says

    I love snickerdoodles! Your cookies look absolutely scrumptious! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes with the Hop and for co-hosting with us!

  3. says

    Swathi-I love the simpleness of the cookies, so cute, and oh, so yummy! These kind of traditional cookies are a must for keeping around all year round for snacking with a nice cup of afternoon tea!
    Wishing you and your dear family a Healthy, Happy, and Prosperous New Year!

  4. says

    Hey Swathi, Wish you and family a very happy new year:-)
    The cookies looks awesome…Snicker doodles has been in my todo lost for a long time:-(

  5. says

    Your cookies look delicious, Swathi! I wish you have a wonderful new year and may your new baby come very healthy and bring lots of happiness to you and your family :o)