Saturday, November 14, 2009

C is for Cookie ...

Two nights ago I decided to bake a batch of cookies. I posted this on Facebook and got a lot of comments, so I thought I'd post the recipe here today. The recipe I have calls these Cinnamon Sugar Butter Cookies, but they're also referred to as Snickerdoodles. Whenever Rick calls them that, my teeth clench. For some dumb reason, the word Snickerdoodle bugs me. So, I call them Cinnamon Sugar Butter Cookies, which I think sounds better. Regardless, they've always been Rick's favorite cookie, and now it looks like the boys are fans too. They are super easy to make and the best part is that you usually have all the ingredients on hand.

Cinnamon Sugar Butter Cookies

3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2-1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
2 sticks butter, softened
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the 3 tablespoons sugar with the cinnamon. Set aside. In a medium bowl, combine flour, soda, and salt. Mix well and set aside. In a large bowl, blend sugars with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add butter to make a grainy paste. Add eggs and vanilla and mix at medium speed until fluffy. Add the flour mixture gradually to the sugar/butter mixture on low speed until combined. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll each ball in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 18-20 minutes. Makes about 3-1/2 dozen cookies.

NOTE: I've made these using margarine before and they turned out okay, but the dough is sticky. I've had to drop spoonfuls of dough into the cinnamon sugar mixture and roll it around with a spoon to coat it. They turn out okay, but the dough is easier to work with when you use real butter. These are really good cookies -- simple and easy to make.


  1. Well, I live in a small box - I have never even heard of a snickerdoodle... sounds a bit profane to me! lol

    But I printed off the recipe... for Vince to make (of course!)


  2. Yes, Snickerdoodle just sounds too cutesy & corny.


  3. snickerdoodle is my dh's fav cookie

    real butter is always better for baking!

    Yum! I want to make cookies....!

  4. Okay, I just put the first batch in the oven...