Saturday night was quiet for me, I felt myself coming down with a little somethin’ so I stayed in and embarked on ‘Operation Prevent-a-flu’, my top secret flu prophylactic consisting of oodles of honey lemon tea, a romcom and a deliciously indulgent snack – this time I opted for snickerdoodles. Okay, so the romcom and snickerdoodles don’t have a pharmacologic effect but they make me happy and a happy heart is always good for flu prevention! My romcom of choice was Guess Who – an oldie but a goodie. I’d forgotten how funny, romantic and amazingly awkward it was. I loved it, but it was quite sad watching knowing that Bernie Mac had passed away, he was awesome.
My favourite way to eat snickerdoodles is straight out of the oven while they’re still hot with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream on top. Nom nom nom nom nom! They’re so good, I had to go back for more while writing this. Now I feel a little guilty. On the bright side, the little somethin’ I was coming down with is no more! Maybe I’m on to something. Hi Pfizer! Hi GSK! If you want to talk business…
- 1⅓ cups Plain Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ½ cup Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
- ¾ cups Sugar (white granulated)
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 tbs Sugar (white granulated)
- 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder / Ground Cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 180°c.
Combine your flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk your butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Add your egg to your butter-sugar mix and whisk until fully combined.
- Once combined, gradually add your dry ingredient mixture and whisk gently until fully combined.
To make your cinnamon sugar, simply mix your tablespoon of sugar and teaspoon of cinnamon together in a small bowl.
For your Snickerdoodles
Using an ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, scoop out your cookie dough into 2cm diameter balls, roll each ball in cinnamon sugar and place each one about 2cm apart on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and gently flatten.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until edges are golden brown, rotating the pan halfway through.
- When they're ready, use a spatula to transfer the biscuits from your baking try to a wire rack and allow to cool for 30 mins.
If you want your snickerdoodles to have a fudgier texture, allow to bake for 10-11 mins, serve while hot with vanilla ice cream.
However you like to be snickerdoodled, be sure to enjoy and bask in your awesomeness!
Snickerdoodles are great hot or cold, as prophylaxis or just because, for kids or adults, for good days or not so good days – in other words, they’re always a winner! If you get a chance to try this recipe, I’d love to hear/see how it turned out! You can find me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter, share your creation using the hashtag #chinnyskitchen.
Thanks for reading, love you like I love a snickerdoodle! x