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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Snickerdoodles with a Twist...

Ooohhhhhh La La!!! Give these things a try!!! To Die For!! These remind me of my mom and many happy hours spent in the kitchen with her...

Chai Snickerdoodles
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup butter, soft
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine sugar and spices; remove 1/2 cup of this mixture and place in a medium-sized, shallow dish or bowl (like a soup plate). Add butter to bowl and cream with sugar mixture until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla extract.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cream of tartar and baking soda. Add to sugar mixture and stir until fully incorporated.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in reserved sugar-spice mixture. Place on baking sheet, leaving 2 inches between balls to allow for spreading.
Bake for about 12 minutes, until edges are firm to the touch, but not quite browned. Cool for 3-5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 4 dozen.


CrystalChick said...

I'm having a chai right NOW!!!! OMG so yummy.
And who doesn't love snickerdoodles. I try to make atleast one batch every year around the holidays. They were my Aunt's favorite. :)

Great recipe. Now to remember where it is when I need it!

fiwa said...

*groan* those sound so good! Now if only I could get someone else to make them for me! ;)

Jen said...

sweet! i know what i can make for dessert for guests this weekend!

ChrisB said...

They look really god I must remember this recipe for next time my grandchildren visit.

Joy T. said...

I've always 'heard' of snickerdoodles but have never actually tried them. Might have to write this recipe down and give them a whirl!

Katya said...

That recipe looks sooooooo GOOD! I love snickerdoodles. The whole family loves them!

I remember making cookies with my mom as well, but we never made Snickerdoodles. I came home with the recipe for them when I was in third grade. We had made them for the Red Cross. Unfortunately, when I copied the recipe from the blackboard, I inadvertantly left out the baking soda. I made the cookies, proudly presenting the first one to my dad. As he bit in, it was HARD as a rock! He kept telling me I was trying to "break his bridgework"! I felt so bad...

ms cute pants said...

Well excuse me! Look at you. Chai indeed. I shall def give this a try and pass on the recipe to my mom. Thanks for sharing.

dawn said...

They look yummy, and snickerdoodles are a great cookie.