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Bake With Me; Snickerdoodles

Hello! Welcome Back, I hope you guys had a great weekend. Mine was pretty eventful, friday night I had dinner with my aunt, uncle and cousin which was nice since we never see them. Then on Saturday my older brother took me to New York as a belated birthday present. We spent the day walking around Soho & Brooklyn. Then on sunday, I prepped for this post and made snickerdoodles! Yes, I just gave away what this post was about but then again I think the title did that as well. Like I mentioned in my last Bake with Me; i LOVE to bake, especially at this time of year. There’s just something so cozy about cuddling up with the fire and having a freshly baked treat. When I mentioned I wanted to try and making snickerdoodles my mom told me her grandmother always had these ready for her and her siblings when they came to visit. That just solidified that I wanted to make them, because I love finding ways to connect with family members that I may not have gotten a chance to know. These are the perfect treat for something sweet after sunday dinner. I followed a recipe that I found online which I will link at the bottom of this post, also all my measurements are going to be US friendly but the recipe I followed does have the ingredients listened in grams as well.

What You’ll Need

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First, you’re going to want to mix together your sugar and your butter. I wasn’t paying attention and used salted butter but the recipe calls for unsalted butter. If you only have salted butter on hand, it’s okay to use you’ll just skip or go lighter on the added salt, I didn’t find that my cookies came out overly salty. You can either use a hand mixer or a kitchen aid, which ever you have. I used a hand mixer because our kitchen aid has been packed away for years. The hand mixer got a little challenging because the recipe called for you to have it on the highest speed. I recommend if your doing this with a younger child, I would either do this part for them or hold the hand mixer with them so you don’t have butter and sugar chunks all over. You want to mix everything together for 2-3 minutes, personally I mixed for a little over two minutes.

Next I started to add in my eggs, I did one at a time mixing for 30 seconds – 1 minute in between each. You want to make sure the egg is mixed in well and that your dough is nice and creamy. I then added in my Vanilla Extract and mixed that in starting at a low speed going up to the highest speed with about 15-45 second intervals. The changing of speeds was probably a little unnecessary but I wanted to make sure everything was mixed as well as it could be.

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After you mix together you wet ingredients, it’s time to add in the dry ingredients, like your flour, baking soda, cream of tarter and salt. Like I mentioned earlier since I used salted butter I only added less then 1/8 tsp of salt because I didn’t want them overly salty. However the recipe does call for 1/4 teaspoons of salt, so unless you use salted butter I recommend following what the recipe calls for. Whenever I’m baking and I have to add in dry ingredients, I always think it’s easier to mix them in a separate bowl and then add them to your dough little by little, just so you don’t have a big puff of flour everywhere.

When mixing in your dry ingredients you want to start your mixer on a low speed and work your way up. If you start on a high speed you’ll again have flour go everywhere. This is another step that if you’re making these with kids, the adult should do. You’ll need a bit of strength to really mix everything together. I mixed everything together for about 4 minutes alternating speeds to make sure that everything was thoroughly mixed together.

Combine

Now that your dough is all made it’s time to make the cinnamon sugar that you are going to roll your dough in, because after all that is the most important part to snickerdoodles. I used 3 tablespoons of both ground cinnamon and granulated sugar. Personally for the amount of dough I had and number of cookies I made, that was WAY to much. I could have gotten away with probably half of my cinnamon sugar mix, and I made 32 cookies.

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Once you have your dough made and your cinnamon sugar mix made, it’s time to get the cookies ready for the oven. I used a cookie scooper but you can just a small spoon if that’s all you have, you want to scoop the dough out, roll it in a ball and coat it in the cinnamon sugar. Don’t quote me but I believe my cookie scooper is either 1 or 2 tablespoons and it worked perfectly. I found that making the cookies not very big helped them cook more evenly. Once your cookies are coated in your cinnamon sugar mixture place the cookies on parchment paper about two inches apart. It’s important to either use parchment paper or lightly grease your pan with baking spray to ensure your cookies don’t stick to the pan. I like parchment paper more because it’s easier clean-up, but I’ve done both ways countless times and they both work. Finally, with your oven preheated to 375° F and your cookies ready for the oven bake them for 7-8 minutes. Snickerdoodles are meant to be a softer cookie so you want to keep an eye on them since every oven is different and make sure you don’t over cook them.

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After your cookies are done baking and carefully take them out of the oven, you’ll want to leave them to cool for about 3-5 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack. The recipe I followed said to move them instantly but I found that didn’t work very well. My cookies always transfer better when they’ve had a few minutes to set. Then you’ll want to repeat this process until you’re out of dough and there you go, you have yourself a nice warm plate of snickerdoodles! Grab your favorite drink to have with cookies, a nice blanket and pop on your favorite movie and bask in the glory of autumn.

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I’m really pleased with how these cookies turned out since it was my first time making them. I’ve been wanting to experiment with different recipes to bake and this seemed like one my whole family would enjoy. My brother has already had a few, my mom says they leave a nice taste in your mouth, of course my golden retriever loves them and I believe they just melt in your mouth so it seems like they are a success! The only one I need to get to try them is my dad, but he’s not the biggest fan of cinnamon so it might take some work. What do you think of snickerdoodles, do you love them or not so much? What’s your favorite cookie to bake? Let me know in the comments below, I love hearing from you guys! Thanks for stopping by, until next time….

Be Nice. Be Good.

Mich. x

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Hi! I’m Michelle, but you can call me Mich. I’m just your normal 24 year old trying to figure out life and thought I’d share some of my experiences and interests with the world. This blog will cover all things under the sun from makeup favorites to mental health to religion and everything serious or not so serious in between! I want us to build a little community filled with love and support so please leave me comments and hit that follow button on your way out. This blog has a very special place in my heart and feels like a important part of my path in life so I hope you stay a while and check out what it’s like to be Simply Michelle.

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57 Comments

  1. Chloe Francis says:

    Omg these sound gorgeous! I’d love to make some of these as I love cinnamon! XX

    1. They are the perfect for the fall! xx

  2. Wow, I love these and I love the name snickerdoodles too! Yours look so tasty! Having these with a warm drink, watching a film and getting all cosy sounds perfect to me! I’m glad your family enjoyed them too, thank you for sharing the recipe Mich! I’m really craving a cookie now <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. Thank you Bexa, you could always have a nice snickerdoodle! lol xx

  3. Lisa's Notebook says:

    I’ve never heard of snickerdoodles but these look and sound absolutely delicious. Cinnamon and melt in the mouth? I’m sold! Thank you, Mich, these are the perfect Autumn bake 🙂 xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    1. Thanks Lisa! Honestly when I was making these I was thinking about how these would be great for you and your daughter to make together! xx

  4. Ashley Firth says:

    Wow, how have I never heard of these before? They look delicious, I’ll definitely be baking some of my own 🙂

    1. That’s great! Please let me know how they turn out for you! xx

  5. justaddgigi says:

    These look so easy to make! I love snickerdoodles and I think my family loved it.

    1. These are a great treat for families! x

  6. sullialice says:

    These look delicious!! I love cinnamon flavoured treats at this time of year

    1. Thank you! So do I xx

  7. Geraldine says:

    This is wonderful! It looks so good. I love Snickerdoodles so I might make this! 🙂

    1. Thank you! xx

  8. Amelia says:

    THEse are so cute, I’ve heard the word “snickerdoodle” before but never had a clue what it was!

    1. Thank you! It’s such a fun word to say as well lol! xx

  9. I LOVE snickerdoodles but I’ve never baked them! I just realised and I can’t believe it! Definitely going to try this next time I bake.

    1. I was the same way! Let me know how they work out for you!

  10. Since snickerdoodles are more of an American thing I’ve never tried them however I have always wanted to and these look AMAZING! Might have to try them and see what the fuss is all about! They don’t look to difficult to make and have pretty standard ingredients which I like. Great post and really detailed which will be so helpful when it comes to making them. Good job!
    Alex x
    https://allthingsalexx.wordpress.com/

    1. thank you! they are super easy to bake, I wouldn’t say I’m a skilled baker and I had no trouble making them!

      1. That’s very reassuring thank you!

  11. They look so good! We don’t really have snickerdoodles here in the UK so I’ve never tried one, unfortunately. It sounds like you had a lovely weekend with your family and I loved the story about your grandmother making them for your mum! That’s so sweet. I think you did a great job, especially for a first attempt x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    1. Thank you xx that means so much coming from the queen of recipes! lol xx

  12. I’ve heard of snickerdoodles but never tried them, I’ll definitely be making some this autumn they sound delicious!

    Abi x http://healthyabsblog.wordpress.com

    1. let me know how they turn out for you! xx

  13. These sound delicious! I haven’t heard of these before – guessing they’re not around in the UK but definitely one to try. I am definitely craving a cookie right now!!

    Chloe xx
    http://www.chloechats.com

    1. thats such a shame that they aren’t in the UK I feel like they would be, definitely recommend giving them a try! x

  14. I love snickerdoodle cookies! They were my favorite to make when I was younger because I didn’t have to worry about allergies when sharing them but they were still fancier than regular sugar cookies.
    I haven’t had one in so long I might have to get back into the kitchen 🙂

    1. Yes! I remember “making” them in my home economics class in middle school but this was my first go all on my own.

  15. Mmmm these sound delicious. I always wondered what snickerdoodles were!

    1. they are super tasty! xx

  16. These look awesome! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I can not wait to try them!

    1. Great! Thanks for reading, I hope they turn out well for you, be sure to let me know!

  17. These look delicious! I might have to try these for my little ones bday party that’s coming up 🙂

    1. oh yes! these would be great for kids you’ll have to tell me how they turn out if you try them!

  18. Its my crazy beautiful life says:

    I will definitely be saving this and trying it soon! Loved this!

    1. awesome! you’ll have to let me know how they turn out for you!

  19. I’ve heard of these before but I’m not from the US so I’ve never had any idea what they were haha! They look really good 🙂 I did some baking myself yesterday – it’s so relaxing 🙂 xxx

    1. thank you! I agree baking is so relaxing xx

  20. I’ve never heard of these before! But WOW they sounds amazing as a sweet snack 🙂

    Emma – http://www.lifeofemmax.co.uk

    1. thank you! 🙂

  21. I’ve never tried Snickerdoodles, wouldn’t even know where to find them in the UK! I’m not a big fan of cinnamon but they look lovely!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

    1. thank you! you can adjust the taste of cinnamon by how much you roll it in the cinnamon sugar mixture

  22. Never attempted making these before but they look incredible! Love the step-by-step photos you included too always helpful in a recipe post xx
    Morgan // http://www.justmorgs.com

    1. thank you! 🙂

  23. I hope you had a lovely birthday trip to NY, I’m very jealous! These look absolutely amazing and I’m totally going to try this recipe when I get the chance

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

    1. Thank you I had a great day! If you try them please let me know how they turn out for you! xx

  24. This recipe looks so good! And perfect for the winter season! Will definitely be trying them out!

    Jas xx | https://thoughtsfromjasmine.co.uk

    1. thank you jas! please let me know how they turn out for you! xxx

  25. Oh my, these look so good! I’ve never heard of Snickerdoodles before, I guess we don’t get them in the UK but these look incredible. I actually might try making them and I’m not a good cook!

  26. Creative Nails says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried these before but they sound and look so yummy! I will definitely have to try this out at some point, it doesn’t look like it would be too difficult 🙂 thanks for sharing!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    1. not difficult at all! and super tasty, thank you for reading xx

  27. Snickerdoodles are a family favorite! I never even considered making the cookies but the recipe is so easy! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Natonya | https://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

    1. You’re so welcome! You will have to let me know how they turn out for you if you make them xx ☺️

  28. hudapervez says:

    I love any cinnamon treats so I know I will love this! Such a great treat to make for a cozy night in! Will definitely be trying this out! 😍😍
    Beaulife.org

    1. yay! tell me how they work out for you! ❤️

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