Snickerdoodles…Yum!

Hello again!

My next project was to make some Snickerdoodles or cinnamon biscuits. I’d heard about them for years in American programmes and wondered what they were, so when I saw a recipe in a magazine for them, I thought I’d give them a go. And the result? They’re lovely!

So, here’s the recipe for you to make your own batch too!

Snickerdoodles

Ingredients:

For biscuits: 225g soft butter, 315g caster sugar, 2 eggs, 1tsp vanilla extract, 350g plain flour, 2tsp baking powder, 0.5tsp salt

For dipping: 2tbsp ground cinnamon, 300g caster sugar

Equipment: Mixing bowls, electric mixer, sieve, measuring spoons, scales, baking sheets, parchment paper, oven, cooling rack

Method:

  1. Using an electric mixer with paddle or beater attachment (or an electric whisk), beat the butter and sugar until it turns almost white in colour and is light and fluffy. 
  2. Slowly incorporate the eggs, one at a time.
  3. Scrape down the batter from the side of the bowl and beat for another minute.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and mix.
  5. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. With the mixer on slow speed, add the flour mixture to the batter mixture. Beat until just combined and a dough forms.
  6. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and put in the fridge. (here the recipe said for 15 mins but I found it needed much longer!!)
  7. Meanwhile, mix the dipping cinnamon and sugar together in a shallow bowl.
  8. When ready to cook the biscuits, pre-heat the oven to 160’c. Line the baking sheets with parchment paper.
  9. Pull pieces off of the dough the size of golf balls and roll into neat balls with your hands. Slightly flatten each ball into a disc with the palm of your hand and dip each thoroughly in the cinnamon sugar. Then place onto the prepared baking sheets, spaced apart.
  10. Bake the biscuits in the pre-heated oven for 13-16 minutes until the edges are slightly golden and the tops look dry and matt. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheets for one minute.
  11. Transfer the Snickerdoodles to a wire rack and let rest until ready to eat. ENJOY!!!

And that’s all there is to it!!

Hope you’ll have a go – they’re certainly worth having a go!

Donna x

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