Old-school snickerdoodles stacked together

Old-school snickerdoodles: Fun to say, even better to eat. Photo by Gayatri Malhotra on Unsplash

Old-school snickerdoodles: Fun to say, even better to eat

Bring back the nostalgia and fun with a classic soetkoekie recipe. These old-school snickerdoodles are the perfect midnight snack.

Old-school snickerdoodles stacked together

Old-school snickerdoodles: Fun to say, even better to eat. Photo by Gayatri Malhotra on Unsplash

It’s never a bad time to bake some cookies. Baking has a way of calming the soul and sometimes, it’s more fun than you thought it would be. One of those fun reasons might just be that the recipe has a funny name. Our old-school snickerdoodles recipe doubles-down on the fun with a classic recipe. They are crumbly and sweet, perfect for a tea-time snack or gift for grandma.

Old-school snickerdoodles tips

Snickerdoodles are all about the cracked crust on the outside and soft cookie on the inside. You can make them softer on the inside by having slightly bigger rolled balls or baking for less time, but that can affect the crust. If you’ve made pancakes or churros, you have the perfect balance for your cinnamon-sugar mix and you can give them an extra dusting as they’ve cooled.

Bring back the nostalgia and fun with a classic soetkoekie recipe. These old-school snickerdoodles are the perfect midnight snack.

Old-school snickerdoodles recipe

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Recipe by Gary Dunn Course: Snack, Tea TimeCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Baking Time

10

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • 250 ml softened butter

  • 375 ml sugar

  • 700 ml sifted flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tsp cream of tartar

  • 1 tsp bicarb

  • ½ tsp salt

Method

  • Mix the butter, sugar and eggs together thoroughly.
  • Sift dry ingredients together and stir into egg mixture.
  • Put dough in the fridge to chill. When chilled, roll dough into balls the size of small walnuts.
  • Roll the balls in mixture of equal parts brown sugar and ground cinnamon.
  • Flatten the balls slightly with a fork.
  • Bake at 200°C for 8-10 minutes until light brown but still soft.
  • Let cool on a wire rack.

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