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Make Ahead Snickerdoodles

We thought we would share one more make ahead recipe.  If you liked our make ahead molasses cookies, you’ll probably dig these, too.  I love snickerdoodle cookies.  Something about the buttery cinnamony goodness that just makes me think about the holidays.  My only issue with snickerdoodles is that they can sometimes be a little, well, poofy.  I like my cookies with a little toothsome chew to them.  These snickerdoodles are much thinner than your average snickerdoodles, and a fair bit chewier.  Personally, I like them much better this way.  If you don’t, you could switch out the brown sugar with more white sugar, and add an extra 1/2 cup flour.  If you follow the recipe as we have it, though, you’ll be rewarded with some deliciously buttery, chewy, and cinnamony (it keeps trying to tell me that cinnamony isn’t a real word, so I’m making it a real word and copyrighting it) cookies that won’t last long on the plate.  Just like the molasses cookies, these freeze really well, and you can make as few or as many as you need.  Beware that they spread out on the cookie sheet quite a bit, so you may not want to bake more than nine at a time.

Make Ahead Snickerdoodles

Ingredients:

1 cup butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 tablespoon baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 cups flour

1.  Cream butter and white sugar in a mixer until well combined.

Butter and sugar Cream butter and sugar

2.  Add brown sugar and cream until well combined.

Add brown sugar

3.  Add the eggs and beat until well combined.

Eggs Mix

4.  Add the vanilla, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon and beat until well combined.

Add spices

5.  Slowly add the flour, 1/2 cup at a time until a soft dough forms.

Mix

6.  Chill the dough for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Chill the dough

7.  Cut into 48 pieces and roll into balls.

8.  Roll 12 cookies in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Rolling in sugar Ready to bake

9.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

10.  Freeze any remaining cookies on a cookie sheet and keep frozen until ready to use.

Make Ahead Snickerdoodles
Author: Simply Playful Fare
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups flour
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and white sugar in a mixer until well combined.
  2. Add brown sugar and cream until well combined.
  3. Add the eggs and beat until well combined.
  4. Add the vanilla, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon and beat until well combined.
  5. Slowly add the flour, 1/2 cup at a time until a soft dough forms.
  6. Chill the dough for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  7. Cut into 48 pieces and roll into balls.
  8. Roll 12 cookies in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  10. Freeze any remaining cookies on a cookie sheet and keep frozen until ready to use.

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