Martha Stewart's Snickerdoodles

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Snickerdoodles (Martha Stewart Recipe)

Snickerdoodles were one first cookies I remember making on my own as a child. I have an old recipe in a little box, but it uses shortening and butter. I wanted to find an all butter snickerdoodle (and, heck, I wanted to make snickerdoodles again!) They are also one of my favorite cookies!

Snickerdoodles (Martha Stewart Recipe) Snickerdoodles (Martha Stewart Recipe)
I made the batter a week ago, rolled out small balls of dough and froze 'em until baked for a good-bye party at the library. I threw the super cold balls of dough into a Ziplock bag with the cinnamon/sugar mixture for a fast way to coat them!

Snickerdoodles (Martha Stewart Recipe)
Martha Stewart's Cookies book is a great collection of recipes. Each one has a gorgeous photo and the recipes are divided into section such as: light & delicate, cakey & tender, rich & dense, and crumbly & sandy. Also, brownies are included. Martha's Snickerdoodles fall under soft & chewy.

Martha has a different recipe on her website (it uses shortening). Here are the ingredients from the book (I don't type up the recipes on my blog because of copyright restrictions and I can't type that much because of my wrists...but the listing of ingredients aren't copyrighted. You can then use her copyrighted "baking instructions" to make the snickerdoodles - however, bake at 350 degrees!).

2 3/4 C all purpose flour
2 t baking powder
1/2 t coarse salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temp
1 1/2 C sugar
2 large eggs

2 T sugar and 2 t ground cinnamon for topping

Snickerdoodles (Martha Stewart Recipe)
These got good reviews from the library staff...and everyone seems to remember them from their youth and grandma's cookies (although my Japanese grandma was making orange mochi or frying up some Okinawan dango instead of snickerdoodles). The outside is a bit crisp but the center is soft and chewy. It's a nice combination of all things good and great memories!
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Janssen said... [Reply to comment]

Snickerdoodles are the first item I remember making alone too! Yum!

Maggie said... [Reply to comment]

I never had snickerdoodles as a kid but discovered them because my son loves cinnamon. I have to give these a try.

CB said... [Reply to comment]

Snickerdoodles and Samoas. Its hard to choose which one is my favorite. Your snickerdoodles look so yum! Might have to give Martha's recipe a try ;)

Jenny said... [Reply to comment]

Those are such pretty cookies. I love how you styled them in the pictures! I'm craving snickerdoodles now!

Di said... [Reply to comment]

I haven't had snickerdoodles in forever. I bet Brianna would have fun helping me roll them in the cinnamon sugar. I think I'm going to have to add these to the lunch cookie rotation.

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

these look great. I ve never tried snickerdoodles since they re not popular here . Wish to try this recipe though :)

RecipeGirl said... [Reply to comment]

Ah, Snickerdoodles are my absolute favorite! I have that Martha Stewart cookie book but I actually haven't tested anything out yet!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This is the only cookie my six-year old will eat!

Marthe said... [Reply to comment]

These look sooo yummie!! This reminds me that I made some Snickerdoodles a while ago but forgot to blog about them! I absolutely loved them and will most definetely be making them again!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

These look delicious, all crackly topped and fluffy inside...yum!

Patricia Scarpin said... [Reply to comment]

These are one of my all time favorite cookies!

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

Those snickerdoodles look great! Did you have to flatten the balls out a little before baking or let them come to room temperature frist?

The last time I made snickerdoodles, I had to flatten them midway into baking b/c they were looking more like little cakes than cookies.

I've never had that many Japanese desserts, but I love the sponge cakes.

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

steph, I didn't flatten them, they spread out on their own. I have seen others that are a bit cakey, but mine seem to spread out. They were pretty cold when they went into the oven too (they were previously frozen and then I coated them with cinnamon/sugar).

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

gorgeous! I love your blog.

Sihan said... [Reply to comment]

oh yesh..i've tried that recipe too! they were pretty good weren't they.. martha stewert recipes are pretty reliable i feel.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Ditto to many of the previous comments as snickerdoodles were my first cookie too! I'll have to check out MS's cookie book. You're cookies are very pretty.

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

I made these a couple of months back for the Cookie Carnival. It was my first time making Snickerdoodles, and I really liked them!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie. My mother's recipe calls for cream of tartar. I've always wondered why are they called Snickerdoodles. Anybody know?

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Snickerdoodle are my favorite sweet...That is why they are banned form my house. I can't seem to eat just one or even two at a sitting, no I have to have 3 or4 handfulls!

JerseyGranny said... [Reply to comment]

My family LOVES snickerdoodles. I have a recipe that calls for cream of tartar, shortening and butter. I just made a batch using Splenda [now have diabetics in the family] and they came out VERY dry and crumbly and did not flatten. Have you heard from anyone else that had these results?

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

JerseyGranny, (Love your name!) - I don't use artificial sugars in my baking so I don't know how they create a different produce. I'm sorry I don't have better news for you. Perhaps you can find a sugar cookie recipe on a diabetic cookbook and just roll them in cinnamon sugar for something like a snickerdoodle. Good luck finding the perfect Splenda recipe!!

joey said... [Reply to comment]

did you ever try adding the cinnamon topping with the dough and adding it on top?

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

Joey #22, No, I haven't.

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