Monday, June 16, 2008

Snickerdoodles! Cookie Carnival Version

Snickerdoodles from the Cookie Carnival
Makes 4 dozen.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees


* 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
* 1/2 cup pure vegetable shortening
* 1 3/4 cups sugar, plus more if needed
* 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon, plus more if needed
* 2 large eggs


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, with one rack in top third and one rack in bottom third of oven. Line baking sheets with Silpat baking mats or parchment paper; set aside.

2. Sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine butter, shortening, and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add eggs, and beat to combine. Add dry ingredients, and beat to combine.

3. In a small bowl, combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and the ground cinnamon. Use a small (1 1/4-ounce) ice-cream scoop to form balls of the dough, and roll in cinnamon sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake until the cookies are set in center and begin to crack (they will not brown), about 10 minutes, rotating the baking sheets after 5 minutes. Transfer the sheets to a wire rack to cool about 5 minutes before transferring the cookies to the rack. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.

Temper's Notes:
My kitchen was to hot, so the butter was softer then I would have liked, on the other hand the dough was alot less sticky then I am use to. So I am not sure I had a problem or not. The dough tasted fine (I should know I ate enough while baking to make me sick). I was a little disappointed though that the tops of my cookies weren't as crackly as normal. They definitely tasted like Snickerdoodles but I think I prefer my no butter recipe. But since I froze about 2/3 of the recipe I can try again later and maybe change my mind. Indra's only complaint is I didn't make more.

1 comment:

kate said...

they look yummy---so glad you could join us!