Sunday, January 11, 2009

One Decked out Snickerdoodle Cookie

Like a Snickerdoodle Cookie could get any better than it already is? Yes it can!!!!

It is coffee hour at Gin's house and snickerdoodle cookies are being served. There is something so alluring about a crispy snickerdoodle cookie and a cup of piping hot coffee. I have always made my Snickerdoodles crispy so that they can withstand the many times they will be dunked in to my cup of coffee. I have perked my Snickerdoodles up with a few secret ingredients and added a vanilla glaze topped with additional cinnamon and sugar. Can you say YUM? These cookies are full of sweet silky flavor. They are elegant and sophisticated, yet such a simple concoction. So, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, bring two sticks of butter and two eggs to room temperature.

Gin's Sinister Snickerdoodles
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup Butter, softened
2 eggs, room temperature
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
6 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening
Here is how you make it:
Beat butter and both sugars until light, airy and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Add vanilla and almond extract. Add flour, sugars, baking soda, cream of tarter, and salt. Add to the butter mixture and mix well. Mix the ground cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Use melon ball scoop and mold cookies into a circle. Roll each cookie in the sugar cinnamon mixture. Place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Gently flatten the cookies with a small cup. Roll AGAIN the sugar cinnamon mixture. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool cookies. In a small sandwich bag place white chocolate chips and shortening and microwave until melted. Cut a very, very, very small hole in the bag and glaze away. Lightly dust the top of the cookies with more of the cinnamon and sugar mixture. ENJOY!!!
There are a few things that you might like to know about Gin's Sinister Snickerdoodles. First, they are out of this world Muy Bueno!! Their flavor is terrific and the icing notches the cookies up several levels of delectable. They freeze wonderfully for your future serving pleasure. They are bake sale winners and the highlight of picnics. They pack well for road trips and love to take a boat ride.
Need I say more? Gin's coffee hour is over, may I show you to the door?


  1. mmmm. i love snickerdoodles. i made egg nog ones for christmas this year. sooo good. they're one of my favorite cookies!

  2. Wow! What a beautiful cookie...they definitely look, and sound delicious!

  3. Yum.. Love these cookies and I like your twist on it :)

  4. Snickerdoodles are a favorite around our house. I am always on the lookout for a different version of traditional cookies - thanks for the idea.

  5. Dave wants a road trip for Gin's Coffee Hour! Yum yum. I might try this one soon!

  6. The cookies look really, really good! The icing looks perfect.