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The Ultimate Snickerdoodles

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The Ultimate Snickerdoodles

The Ultimate Snickerdoodles

2009 The Ultimate Snickerdoodles Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
This recipe for The Ultimate Snickerdoodles makes the tastiest cinnamon cookies.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 27 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon extract
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  • 10-1/2 ounce package (1-1/2 cups) cinnamon chips
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  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup organic or sugar-in-the-raw

Preparation:

In a large bowl combine 1st set of ingredients with a wire whisk. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs one at a time. Once combined, add extract and stir. While mixing slowly add flour mixture until cookie dough is formed. Hand stir-in chips. Place cookie dough in refrigerator to rest while oven is heating. May either make that day or the next. Also, dough may be kept for 3 months in freezer in an airtight container.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Mix last 2 ingredients in shallow bowl. Take 1 tablespoon at a time of dough and roll into balls. Roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes. Cool in pan on rack for 2 minutes. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 44 cookies.
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