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Se7en try out Snickerdoodles in Se7en Steps…

August 18th, 2009 · 14 Comments

I saw these on Ordinary Life Magic and just had to have them… look at the last photo in her post. See what a good photograph can do to a mother person who is biding her time waiting for Hood #8 to arrive. But, never ever having heard of a snickerdoodle before I had to go on a recipe hunt. First stop: Family Fun, and as usual they didn’t disappoint!

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Let’s Meet The Players: I doubled their recipe – seriously I knew one batch would never be enough!

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For the cookies:

  • 2 2/3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 large eggs

For the Cinnamon-sugar mixture:

  • 4 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar

Let’s Play the Game:

Step 1: Cream butter and sugar together.

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Step 2: Add the eggs and mix away.

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Step 3: Add all the dry ingredients to the mixture and mix thoroughly.

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Step 4: Now you have a yummy dough.

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Step 5: Mix your cinnamon-sugar in a flat bowl.

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Step 6: Roll little bits of dough into marble size balls and roll them in the cinnamon-sugar and place them on a baking sheet.

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Step 7: Bake in a hot oven, 200 degrees Celsius (400 degrees Fahrenheit), until your cookies are slightly brown. Ours took about 7 minutes. Cool them on a drying rack.

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Make these, just for the smell of your home!!! I was sprung back to childhood!!! A friend of mine’s mom used to have a jar of these on her counter – well to be honest she had a jar of crumbs but if you got home from school first you could get lucky!!! Thanks Ordinary Life Magic for the inspiration and Family Fun for knowing that these cookies are called Snickerdoodles!!!

Just trust me. Try these!!!

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Tags: Cookies · Monday Munchies

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 irene // Aug 18, 2009 at 9:09 am

    you must have one awesome stove… Mine is only calibrated to 300 degrees on the gas and 280 (Celsius) on the electric…. what to do, oh, what to do?

  • 2 Margie // Aug 18, 2009 at 9:12 am

    This brings back wonderful memories! I spent a year on a kibbutz with an international team of volunteers. The Americans used to make these. I’ve had the recipe all the years and never tried them! Will do this week!

  • 3 se7en // Aug 18, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Oh will you be my editor!!! Thanks for spotting yet another error, fixed!!! No we are not trying to melt volcanic rock in our oven!!! Just put it down to a mad dashing day that is about to erupt! Have a good day!!!

  • 4 se7en // Aug 18, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Hi M, Make them!!! This is just the right torrential weather for cookies and books!!! Have a great week.

  • 5 Kate // Aug 18, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Snickerdoodles were the staple cookie of my growing up, and they’re still my favorites! Plus they’re great cookies to make with kids (I’ve never met a kid who doesn’t like rolling the dough in the cinnamon-sugar), and I usually have all the ingredients on hand (it’s only that cream of tartar I have to be careful about)!

  • 6 se7en // Aug 18, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Hi K, I am so with you! I also never buy cream of tartar and “hope” I have some in the cupboard… This is so a great cookie for kids to help with! I made ours in the dead of night and I am kind of glad that my kids don’t know how easy they are to make. I have visions of lovely wafts of cinnamon filtering through our house long before I am awake on any morning! You have a great week!!!

  • 7 HLA // Aug 18, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Snickerdoodles! YUM! We live in Pennsylvania Dutch country and snickerdoodles are a staple for us too (along with whoopie pies of course! http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/WhoopiePieHistory.htm ) Today is my 2nd day on your site…and I love it even more today!

  • 8 se7en // Aug 18, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Hi again HLA! Oh my goodness Whoopie Pies look good – a whole new thing for me to be hunkering after!!! Thanks for commenting! Have a good day!

  • 9 Linda B // Aug 18, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Oh this is making me so hungry! And it is WAY TOO HOT here to turn on the oven today.

  • 10 se7en // Aug 18, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Hi L, It is hard to believe that it is hot anywhere in the world today!!! It is freezing here and pouring with rain – torrenting down the entire day so that we can barely hear ourselves think!!! Enjoy the heat!!!

  • 11 Katherine Marie // Aug 19, 2009 at 2:30 am

    Sounds ohhhh so delicious. I never seem to find time to bake… maybe I need to take this on??? Your batch looks scrumptious…

  • 12 se7en // Aug 19, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Hi there KM, Set yourself a small goal – I have to bake something every Monday for our Monday Munchies… But why don’t you just aim for once a month and do one batch of something that caught your eye. Your kids will love making these and rolling them around in the cinnamon sugar – have a cinnamon theme – and blame me!!! I totally love your lemons, those lemon heads are too darling for words… Our celebrity chef adores lemons and demanded a lemon party last year!

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    […] Snickerdoodles in Se7en Steps: These are our latest favorites… fun for everyone. I have to make a double batch and one batch gets inhaled as it is rolled in the cinnamon sugar long before it gets near the oven. […]

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    […] 30 Pieces of Silver: Once snickerdoodles are baked they look just like coins and are the perfect cookie to bake when talking about Judas and his betrayal of Jesus. […]

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