Monday, September 9, 2013

seasonal snickerdoodles

Alright, these are in honor of my newest sister-in-law, Jen, the Jenerator. She loves snickerdoodles. According to her, she could eat the whole batch! She loves 'em.

One of my favorite things to do is to take a well-loved classic and adapt it up for the season. That's exactly what these seasonal snickerdoodles provide -a taste of the holidays.

With just a simple swap of cinnamon to pumpkin pie spice, these cookies are ready to hold their own against any fall and winter treat. . .

and leave you wondering why you never thought of this tiny tweak before.

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and the salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs. Scrap down the sides of the bowl, and add the whisked dry ingredients. Beat to combine.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the reserved 1/4 cup sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Shape the dough into balls and roll in sugar mixture.
  5. Place balls about two inches apart on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set.
  7. Let cookies sit five minutes on the baking sheet on a wire cooling rack before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Makes approximately 41/2 to 6 dozen cookies.

Bakers Tip: I like to use a cookie scoop to get uniform size cookies.

What's your favorite holiday adjustment?

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  1. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Snickerdoodles are wonderful any time of year, especially in the Fall!
    I had a revelation last Fall and added Pumpkin Pie Spice to the rolling mix, instead of cinnamon . . . and it was delicious. I enjoy the subtle Fall flavors of the Pumpkin Pie Spice.
    Thanks for sharing,

  2. I love the idea of making snickerdoodles a seasonal treat...they could be so versatile! This would be great to link up to Create It Thursday #21…it's live now! Hope to see you there!

  3. Mmmmm, some of my favorite flavors. I love snickerdoodles and pumpkin, so I'm sure these are delicious! I'm visiting from It's Overflowing.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

  4. OMG! So excited to see this recipe. My husband will LOVE. -Michele @ Neat Little Nest

  5. Thank you for your post. It's very detailed. Now I'll try to do it myself


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