Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Snickerdoodles


When I think of Snickerdoodles, I tend to think of large, chewy sugar cookies with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar on top.  These are nothing like those, and I might even be tempted to change the name of these to "cinnamon doughnut cookies."  These bite-sized delights are reminiscent of doughnut-holes, with the slight crunch of cinnamon sugar on the outside and a hint of nutmeg inside.  Resist the temptation to try them straight from the oven; their texture and flavor greatly improve as they cool.  

[from How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson]

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350
Line two cookie sheets with a Silpat or parchment
Combine the flour, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside
Beat the butter and 1/3 cup sugar until light yellow and fluffy, 2-3 minutes
Beat in the egg and vanilla
Stir in the flour mixture and mix until combined and smooth
Combine the 2 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon in a pie pan
To form the cookies: roll a small piece of dough between your palms to make a 3/4" ball, then roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture and place on a cookie sheet
Bake for about 12 minutes, then cool on a wire rack

2 comments:

That Girl said...

I don't care what you say - those look like yummy doughnut holes to me!

Joelen said...

Snickerdoodles or cinnamon donut holes, either way they look great!