Saturday, April 2, 2011
I found the recipe on Milk and Honey . It was simple - even for a nonbaker like myself - and very quick. It'd also be a great recipe to make with children because it was fun to roll the ball of dough around in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. I put my sugar and cinnamon in a small dipping container and then swirled each ball of dough around it to fully coat. That way my hands didn't warm up the dough too much while I coated each piece.
The outside gets a bit of crunch from the cinnamon and sugar but the inside of soft and chewy. Don't be fooled by the snickerdoodle look they have - they taste completely different!
Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2.5 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, softened
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 300.
In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon for the topping. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, soda and salt. Mix well with a wire whisk and set aside.
In a large bowl, blend sugars with an electric mixer set at medium speed. Add the butter and mix to form a grainy paste. Scrape sides of bowl, then add the eggs and vanilla. Mix at medium speed until light and fluffy.
Add the flour mixture and blend at a low speed until just combined. Do not overmix. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll each ball in cinnamon-sugar topping.
Place onto ungreased cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake for 15 minutes. Immediately transfer cookies to a cool, flat surface.
Posted by Aimee ~ See Aimee Cook at 2:49 PM