Santas choice cookies

Santa’s choice cookies

Snickerdoodle cookie recipe

The perfect cookie


 Need a treat to bring to events, teachers, or just friends? Try this recipe for classic snickerdoodles that’ll have Santa giving you twice as many gifts!

Finished cookies fresh out of the oven

What you need:

For this recipe, you’ll need just a few ingredients:

  • 1 cup softened and unsalted butter, to give richness, structure, and tenderness
  • 1 ½ cups sugar, which helps keep them softer and more moist
  • 2 large eggs, for flavor, color, and puffiness
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, which helps enhance the flavors of the other ingredients
  • 2 ¾ cups all purpose flour, which helps provide the structure
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of Cream of Tartar, which gives snickerdoodles their chewy consistency
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda, to help the dough rise
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to help balance the sweetness and make the flavor better
  • ¼ cup sugar(to be mixed with the cinnamon to go on top)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Two eggs about to be mixed in

Equipment-wise, you’ll need a couple items:

  • A mixer
  • Baking sheets
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • A spatula set
Vanilla being added to the mixture

How to make them

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. In a big mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar for 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides and add in eggs and vanilla. Cream for 1-2 minutes longer

Sugar being added to the butter before creaming them together

3. Stir in baking soda, salt, flour, and cream of tartar until combined.

4. In smaller bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon

5. Wrap the dough and let it refrigerate for 20 minutes. Cut into preferred shapes and use a spoon to shake out sugar  and cinnamon mixture over them

Cookie dough cut into tree shapes ready to be baked

6. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes. Let cool for several minutes before removing from the pan

Sources -recipe 

Culinary institute of america- uses for ingredients

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