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Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodles

What could be better than a couple of Snickerdoodles and a glass of milk?  A tall stack of Snickerdoodles and a tall glass of milk.  I’ve made these wonderful classic cookies for years.  These cookies are buttery, soft and chewy, and they get a double dose of cinnamon.  You heard me.  I added cinnamon to the cookie dough, before rolling the dough into balls and coating them in a cinnamon sugar coating.  They are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy in the center.  What more could you ask for?

Here’s all you do…

  1. Mix together some cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
  2. Mix the cookie dough ingredients together.
  3. Roll the dough into balls, then roll them in the cinnamon/sugar mixture and place on a cookie sheet.
  4. Bake until cookies are golden brown around the edges but very soft in the centers.

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While the cookies are baking they will puff up, but they will flatten as they are cooling.

These are perfect cookies for an after school snack or for packing in lunches.

Where’s the milk??

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Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodles


  • Author: Cindy Gibbs @ My Country Table
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 34 Cookies
  • Category: Cookies

Description

These snickerdoodles are soft and chewy and have a double dose of cinnamon.  There’s cinnamon in the cookie dough, then they get rolled in cinnamon sugar.  Never enough cinnamon!


Ingredients

Coating

  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cookies

  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled or aerated)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Coating

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon and set aside.

Cookies

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, soda, cream of tartar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. Add the butter to the bowl of a stand mixer or use a hand mixer. Mix on high speed until the butter is very light and creamy. Add the sugar and mix on medium-high speed until the sugar granules have dissolved into the butter. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix on medium speed until well combined. Add the dry ingredients in thirds, mixing after each addition, just long enough to incorporate. Do not over mix.
  3. Using a small cookie scoop, drop a scoopful of dough into the palm of your hand. Gently roll it into a perfect ball. Gently drop the ball in the bowl of cinnamon sugar, turning it until it is completely coated. Place the dough ball on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Repeat until you’ve used all the cookie dough.
  4. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes until cookies are lightly browned around the edges. They will still be slightly doughy on top but will finish baking when removed from the oven. If you pick up the edge of one with a metal spatula, they should be golden brown on the bottom as well as edges. Cookies will be slightly puffed up in the oven but will flatten as they cool. Remove cookies from oven and allow them to set on cookie sheet for about five minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling and store in an airtight container.

Notes

These cookies puff up in the oven but flatten as they cool

I used the smallest size cookie scoop for these cookies which yielded 34 good size cookies.

Cookies can be wrapped tightly and frozen for up to 3 months.

Keywords: cookies, cinnamon, snickerdoodles, snickerdoodle cookies, soft and chewy cookies,

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