Cinnamon is one scent that immediately takes me back to Christmas in my mind, which is why these cookies will make the perfect addition to your Festive baking repertoire!
I have used the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction and it doesn’t disappoint!
For the cookies:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1 and ½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp salt
1 cup softened butter
1 and 1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
For the topping:
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 190ºC. Line two large cookie sheets with baking paper and set aside.
- Make the topping: combine the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl (the perfect job for a little helper).
- Make the cookies: whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together in a medium bowl.
- In a large bowl, using a hand mixer or stand fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together on high speed until smooth and creamy – about 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla, beating on a medium speed until combined. Scrape down the sides with a spatula as needed. With the mixer running on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 3 different parts. The dough will be thick.
- Roll the cookie dough into balls (I found this to be almost like kinetic sand, crumbly but able to shape and mould, which Buggy loved playing with), using about 1 ½ tbsp of dough per ball. Once rolled, roll the cookie into the cinnamon sugar mix and arrange about 3 inches apart on the baking sheets.
- Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, they will appear very puffy and soft. Optional – when they come out of the oven, lightly press down on them with the back of a fork or spoon to flatten them a bit (I never did this). Allow the cookies to cool on the baking tray for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Once kept in an airtight container, they can be stored for 7 days, but who are we kidding, these won’t last that long!
I’m quite sure Santa would appreciate a couple of Snickerdoodles left out for him with a tall glass of milk/whiskey/beer on the 24th…