Snickerdoodles on steroids

Who came up with the name for Snickerdoodles anyway? Lame. Non-descriptive. If taken literally, you conjure up an image of cheese doodles dipped in melted snickers bars. (New future blog post?) I would have named them something more… apt. At any rate, I never have cream of tartar, so I just skip it. These are a nice crisp cookie, dotted with extra bursts of cinnamon from the chips that kids will really enjoy. I know mine do, but beware the cookie pilferers!

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Snickerdoodles on steroids

Snickerdoodles on steroids

makes about two -three dozen

2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cup Cinnamon chips

2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

For rolling:

2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350 deg. Mix with a whisk flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Mix butter and 1 1/4 cups sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in eggs. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in flour mixture. Add the chips.

2. Stir together cinnamon and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in a small bowl. Shape dough into uniform balls, (I use my small ice cream scoop). Roll the balls in cinnamon sugar. Space 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets or lined with a silpat.

3. Bake cookies, until edges are golden brown, 10 to 13 minutes.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kris says:

    I just happened to have some cinnamon chips hanging around my cupboard so I whipped these up. They are a big hit. We are calling them Superbowl Snicker-doodles. Thanks for another great recipe.

    1. Sorry I was not available for the emergency call… glad they worked out in the end!

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