Homemade Snickerdoodles

Image: Dominique White

Homemade Snickerdoodles – The perfect sweet cookie treat

Teach your kids how to bake or just make something really fun to eat. Your Homemade Snickerdoodles are easy to make and the best tea time snack around.

Homemade Snickerdoodles

Image: Dominique White

Everybody loves cookies. Cookies come from all over the world and everybody has a favourite or two. These sugary snacks are great with tea or coffee and sometimes just as they come. Snickerdoodles are just one of those styles of cookies similar to sugar cookies. These Homemade Snickerdoodles are quick to make and perfectly golden. If you want to teach the kids how to bake, these are the perfect ones to start with.

Snickerdoodles are as fun to eat as they are to say. They don’t really come from anywhere, making them perfect for any occasion. If you’re an already avid baker, you will have all of the ingredients in your home already. Get creative and flatten them any way you want, even into funny shapes. Add decorations and they become the perfect snack or dessert table addition. Put the kettle on and get ready to enjoy these sweet & golden treats.

Teach your kids how to bake or just make something really fun to eat. Your Homemade Snickerdoodles are easy to make and the best tea time snack around.

Homemade Snickerdoodles Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Dominique White Course: Snacks, TreatsCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Snickerdoodles are a timeless classic. They are similar to a sugar cookie just coated in cinnamon sugar for extra deliciousness.

Ingredients

  • 250 g margarine

  • 1 cups sugar (white or brown)

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp cream of tartar

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 3 cups plain cake flour

  • INGREDIENTS – COATING
  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 4 tsp cinnamon

Method

  • To start, cream the sugar and margarine until it is fully combined with a whisk or stand mixer.
  • Mix in the eggs one at a time and add the vanilla essence.
  • In a separate bowl mix the sieved flour with the baking powder, tartar and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry mix to your wet while mixing.
  • Once combined you should have a thick, almost dough-like mixture. In a small bowl mix ½ cup of brown sugar and 4 teaspoons of cinnamon.
  • Preheat oven to 180˚C.
  • Take teaspoon-sized amounts of dough, roll into a ball, roll in the cinnamon mix and flatten. This is where a little helper might come in handy! You can flatten the balls with a fork for a nice pattern.
  • Space the cookies out on a greased tray and bake for 10-12 minutes.

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