Snickerdoodles & News

I can’t believe it’s already August. School is starting in exactly one week, and fall is quickly arriving. Nonetheless, these cookies are perfect for the coming fall and I’m fully convinced these are the best snickerdoodles.

Snickerdoodles (click to print)
makes 4 dozen cookies
adapted from Martha Stewart

Cookies
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Topping
3 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy. On low speed, add the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt and mix until combined.

Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

Using a small ice cream scoop, form the dough into balls and roll in the cinnamon mixture. Place two inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes, or until set. Let cool.

A little while ago, Candy of Lovely Buns nominated me for the beautiful blogger award. Thanks Candy!

In accepting this award, I’m supposed to share 6 things about myself and nominate 6 other blogs, so here it goes.

6 things about me:
1. I didn’t start this blog until I thought of a name I really liked.
2. I have been baking for as long as I can remember and still love it just as much as when I started.
3. I love mint chocolate chip ice cream.
4. Three of my current, on-repeat artists are: Jack Johnson, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and Lindsey Pavao.
5. I got my first camera when I was 9-years-old.
6. I would love to go on a food tour of the US.

6 blogs that I’ve found recently but are easily becoming some of my favorites:
A Dash of Cinema for her versatility in blogging and overall beautiful blog.
Buttered Up for her stunning photography in every single post.
Erinnish for her delicious recipes and photos.
Syrup for her beautifully elegant take on baking and blogging.
Pastry Studio for her mouthwatering photography and recipes.
The Sand in California for her beautiful writing and unique travel-based blogging perspective.

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9 responses

  1. These are my husband’s favorite cookie, and I really love your photograph of them! I don’t think I have ever tried Martha’s recipe for snickerdoodles.

    • You should definitely give this recipe a try! My family really loves them — I just baked them yesterday and they’re already almost gone hahah. I really hope you like them too and thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. These look so good! I can’t wait to try them. Whenever I make snickerdoodles I always use the Pillsbury Big Book of Baking but I was looking for something different.

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