Sunday, May 31, 2009
Snickerdoodles are one of simplest kinds of cookies to make but a definite comfort food. Since I will be graduating this Friday I'm a little scared, about my future and all. Baking though is always here,and snickerdoodles are always a great thing to make to bring back memories. These are simple and a classic.
2 3/4 cups (385 grams) all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup (227 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups (300 grams) granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup (66 grams) granulated white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until smooth (about 2 to 3 minutes). Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat until you have a smooth dough. If the dough is soft, cover and refrigerate until firm enough to roll into balls (one to two hours).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and place rack in the center of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Shape the dough into 1 inch round balls.
Coating: In a large shallow bowl mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
Roll the balls of dough in the cinnamon sugar and place on the prepared pan, spacing about 2 inches (5 cm) apart. Then, using the bottom of a glass, gently flatten each cookie to about 1/2 inch thick.
Bake the cookies for about 8 - 10 minutes, or until they are light golden brown around the edges. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
This is something I was pondering while making these:how did these sugary little cookies get the name snickerdoodles?does anyone know?