Sunday, 21 October 2007


What a cookie, oh my goodness these are so delicious. I love my Betty Crocker cookbook that I brought back from the USA and this is now one of my favourite recipes. They are light, crispy, soft in the middle and remind you of a donut with their cinnamony flavour. They are so easy to make, it's ridiculous. I have only adjusted one ingredient in the recipe and that was shortening, as I didn't have any on hand. I used butter instead. I don't know if it made a difference, but I don't care, they are fabulous. I urge you to try this recipe. The Americans sure do know how to make cookies and I love them for it.
  • 1 1/2 cups of Sugar
  • 250grams of Butter
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups of Plain Flour
  • 2 teaspoons of Cream of Tartar
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Salt
  • extra 1/4 cup of White Sugar
  • extra 2 teaspoons of Cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Beat the sugar, butter and eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium, till creamed nicely. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Shape into balls and then roll them in a 1/4 of a cup of sugar mixed with 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon. Place on a lined baking tray and bake for 8-10 Min's. Immediately remove from baking tray and place on a wire rack.

Oh man are these good. I ate 5 off the tray out of the first batch. I just couldn't help myself. You just have to try them, you will be instantly hooked...................:)


Duncan | Syrup&Tang said...

Inspiration, thank you! I've read about them for years but never once made them.

Anonymous said...

They sound great, nice and simple too. Hope you saved some for me! :)


Cai said...

Yum Yum Yum! Recipe is identical to the Martha's Lemon Sugar Snaps I've made. Although easier as you don't have to rest the dough in the fridge. Thank you so much for sharing this, as the flavours sound DIVINE. Keep up the good work and congrats on the move!

kate said...

i love a good snickerdoodle. comfort food!


Jeanna said...

These are a classic. We used to make a version with left over pie crusts called Rolly Pollies.

Squishy said...

Thanks Guys, they are so yummy....I don't think I will make them alot because they are so tempting and so delicious, I just keep eating them. They didn't last long in our house :)