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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sweet Saturday: Fluffy Snickerdoodles

Happy Saturday, my dear friends! I hope you're having a lovely weekend. :o)

I was feeling Snickerdoodly a few days ago, which isn't exactly rare. I've long adored Snickerdoodle cookies, but had never made them myself because I hadn't found a recipe that I felt compelled to try. Most require shortening, which I will not use. Any that didn't were often on the thin and crispy side. That's why I've had to satisfy my homemade Snickerdoodle love via Snickerdoodle Cupcakes and Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake. (Both of those recipes are fantastic, by the way.)

Somehow, one recipe slipped through the cracks during my searches. When I recently stumbled upon it, my cinnamon-loving heart leapt. I'm not a crispy cookie girl so when I saw these were the exact opposite... it was a moment of pure bliss. ;)

Chubby, fluffy Snickerdoodle cookies... that tasted even better than I had hoped.
And they're sparkly. :o)
My mom's all-time favorite cookie is Snickerdoodle and when she ate her first of this batch, her face grew positively luminous! This recipe delivered on flavor, texture, and the essence that is this special cookie. They are slightly crisp on the outside from the generous cinnamon-sugar coating, which gives way to a perfectly chewy center. The warmth of cinnamon should never be reserved for the holidays. :o)

The only change I made from the original recipe was to substitute half of the sugar quantity with brown sugar. I love using brown sugar in cookie recipes, as it aids in creating a super moist cookie and adds an extra depth of flavor. I loved the result! If you love fluffy cookies, you simply must try this recipe. It was met with rave reviews by my family and there was tangible sadness when the last cookie was gone. There's a decent chance I'll bake up another batch this weekend while my niece is staying over. ;)

Thank you for fluttering on by! I hope you have a gorgeous day! :o)

Fluffy Snickerdoodles
Yield: 16-20 cookies

1¾ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
1½ teaspoons cinnamon
½ cup butter, at room temperature
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
¼ cup sugar + 1 tablespoon cinnamon for rolling

Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and 1½ teaspoons cinnamon. Set aside.

With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars on medium-high speed until smooth. Add egg and vanilla, mixing until well-combined, about 2 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, add in the dry ingredients, mixing until dough comes together. Add in milk. If dough is still crumbly, add extra milk 1 tablespoon at a time until it comes together. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Shortly before removing dough from the refrigerator, preheat oven to 375ยบ F.

In a bowl, combine remaining sugar and cinnamon. Remove dough from the refrigerator and roll into big 1½-inch balls. Roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture and place on baking sheet. Lightly press down on dough to slightly flatten it. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, being careful not to overbake.

Source: Lightly adapted from How Sweet It Is


  1. These definitely look scrumptious!

    Carson's Creations

  2. Morning Karen...........Awwww these looks yummy and thank you for sharing this recipe have a lovely weekend x

  3. I just ate breakfast yet you've managed to make me hungry!! Wow, these look fluffy and delicious!! I can almost taste the cinnamon just by looking at these beauties!! My sweetest friend, I seriously think you should open a bakery...I'd drive there just to taste your creations!! Thanks for sharing another scrumptious recipe...another to add to my "hope-to-make-one-day" list!! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!! We are expecting 5-9 inches of snow tomorrow. Sigh. Where are the spring flowers??!! Happy Saturday!! Huge HUGS :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Wow, Karen! I shouldn't have looked at these when I was hungry! They look delicious! Thanks for another great recipe! Have a great weekend! :)


  5. Oh yummy for my tummy!!!! These sound totally awesome - will have to give these a go for definite!!!! Have a fabulous weekend, my friend. Hugs, Karon.

  6. Oh my I would love to have some of them for dessert - they sure look scrumptious..... Love anything with cinnamon, I can taste it with some vanilla ice cream... Yummo!
    TFS Karen - love your sweetness!

  7. mouth is watering for these yummy cookies! I LOVE snickerdoodles!!! I will be making your recipe for sure to try them. I love fluffy, fat, soft cookies to. Wow, they look delish!
    Have a great evening!
    Sherrie K

  8. Hi Karen,
    You know I LOVE this post...LOL!SWEETS!!Yiippee!! you are the queen of cookies...I am not a big fan of crisp cookies but these look yummy!I wish I had some right now with a cup of coffee but crafting with you..:-).
    Sweet Dreams & Good Night,
    Your angelic friend

  9. Karen, oh I've missed Sweet Saturday!!! These look Delish, I think I smell the warm cinnamon...yummmmm. Snickerdoodles are a huge hit at our home :) I will add these to my recipe file.
    Thank you for sharing my friend!

  10. I have absolutely no clue what a "snickerdoodle" is - but I DO know that these cookies look delicious!! My daughter is a huge fan of cinnamon so I would imagine that she'd be most impressed with these too. How fun that your cookies are sparkly as well!! A perfect treat for you, my sparkly friend!

  11. SNICKERDOODLES!!!!!!!! *faints* *gobbles them all up in record time* TEE HEE!

    GASP! You MUST teach me how to make these so light and fluffy like yours sis! I have never seen anything so delish! *drools madly and demands that we bake some together right now* TEE HEE!

    *twirls you and everyone in happy Sweet Saturday spins* YAY!!!!!!!

    OMJ! I just noticed something sis! Did you know that the 'S' on the top of your bloggy page on your main banner for 'Sparkles' looks a little like a treble clef? SQUEEEEEE!!! How fun is that?! I never noticed that before! How perfect is that?! *dumps blue sparklies on you* Tee hee!

    I LOVE YOU SIS!!!!!!

    *forever sparkling snickerdoodle squishies*
    ~~~ Christina (aka the one who isn't responsible for eating all your snickerdoodles without you looking...wipes crumbs from face to erase the evidence) TEE HEE!!!!!! :)


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