September Cookie of the Month - Snickerdoodle!
Snickerdoodle, Snickerdoodle, Snickerdoodle! Can’t ever get tired of saying that super cute name for a cookie. This simple but tasty little cookie turned up around the 19th century in North America and was a favourite of moms to bake and send to their sons who were fighting in WWII. The warm smells of butter and cinnamon as they bake in the oven will fill your home and, for a moment, make it feel like a simpler time; like you stepped into the past and are back in your grandma’s kitchen when all was right in the world. I know I’m getting a little sentimental but that honestly is how this cookie makes me feel and why I love it so much (not because I just like saying the name). The sugary cinnamon outside gives you a nice little crunch while the inside is chewy and soft. Give it a while if you don’t already make these at home and let it become one of your favourites!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 ¾ cups flour
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together the butter and sugar using a mixer.
Add the eggs and beat them into the butter sugar mixture.
Next add in the baking soda, salt and cream of tartar and mix really well.
Slowly add in the flour until combined.
In a shallow dish (I like to use a pie dish) mix the sugar and cinnamon together. I like to use organic cane sugar because it has a better flavour but looks a little darker than processed sugar.
Either using a 1” cookie scoop or shaping the dough into balls by hand, drop them into the sugar and cinnamon and coat the outside of the dough.
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2” apart and bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden and the cookie holds its shape.
Remove them from the sheet and let cool on a cooling rack.
I always double batch my cookies that way I can put some into freezer bags and store them in the freezer to always have cookies on hand. It sure comes in handy when you are packing school lunches!