Wednesday, 7 December 2016

12 Days of Cookies, 2016 - Day 3: Snickerdoodles

Drop in to the Hantsport branch today and sample an old favourite that will melt in your mouth.  The perfect cookie to pair with a glass of milk for Old Saint Nick on Christmas Eve. Baked just for you by Lois Burgess, from Company's Coming: Most Loved Cookies by Jean Pare.

*1 cup hard margarine (or butter), softened
*1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
*2 large eggs
*2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
*2 tsp. cream of tartar
*1 tsp. baking soda
*1/4 teaspoon salt
*2 tbsp. granulated sugar
*2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1.  Cream margarine and first amount of sugar in large bowl.  Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
2.  Combine next 4 ingredients in medium bowl.  Add to margarine mixture in 2 additions, mixing well after each addition until no dry flour remains.  Roll into 1 inch balls.
3.  Combine 2nd amount of sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.  Roll each ball in cinnamon mixture until coated.  Arrange about 3inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until golden.
4.  Let stand on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.
1.  Refrigerate for an hour (or overnight) before baking, as the dough is very soft.
3.  Make sure the balls are 3 inches apart and not 2 inches, as in the original recipe.  They will spread!
2.  Do not overbake.  I lowered the temperature in the original recipe from 375 to 350.  These cookies will not look like they are done at the end of 8-10 minutes.  They will be very soft but will harden as they cool.
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