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!
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
- 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.
- Slowly incorporate the eggs, one at a time.
- Scrape down the batter from the side of the bowl and beat for another minute.
- Add the vanilla extract and mix.
- 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.
- Wrap the dough in clingfilm and put in the fridge. (here the recipe said for 15 mins but I found it needed much longer!!)
- Meanwhile, mix the dipping cinnamon and sugar together in a shallow bowl.
- When ready to cook the biscuits, pre-heat the oven to 160’c. Line the baking sheets with parchment paper.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!