May 14, 2014

Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

My neighbor made the best Snickerdoodles I have ever had.  They were so soft and had so much flavor.  Months went by and she moved away.  I talked to her the other night and finally remembered to ask her about them.

All she remembered is the recipe came from All Recipes and she thinks they had shortening in them, which was interesting to me, because I remember them tasting buttery.  She also said that she didn't have cream of tartar on hand, so she left it out.  So, I searched Snickerdoodles and they have 25 recipes.  Guess, I better get working on that :)  First, I picked the recipe with the highest reviews.

The outside is crisp and the centers are soft and chewy.  These are a delicious snickerdoodle, but not my neighbors recipe.  Cross one off the list, 24 more to go.  
Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs 
2 tsp. vanilla
2 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
4 Tbl. sugar
4 tsp. ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Cream together butter, shortening and sugar.  Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.  In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt and add to creamed mixture.  Mix until combined.  In a small dish, stir together 4 Tablespoons sugar and 4 teaspoons cinnamon.  

Form dough into 1 1/2'' balls and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture.  Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake for 7 minutes.  Remove immediately from baking sheet and cool on wire rack.  Makes around 4 1/2 - 5 dozen cookies.  

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  1. Love these Jenn! Seriously craving these right now after a long night of baseball with my boys. These would be perfect right now, imagining a big ol' plate in front of me. Great recipe!

  2. These cookies look perfect! I can almost smell cinnamon! :)

  3. i love snickerdoodles. yum!

  4. what would i do if my oven doesn't heat until 400 degrees and the max is 250? :)

  5. Good recipe, but the yield you listed is way off. I used a 1.5T cookie scoop and I got exactly 35 balls of dough, or almost 3 dozen. A double recipe would probably make 4.5 - 5 dozen cookies if the balls of dough were 1.5". I also found that my cookies needed another 2 minutes (so 9 total) at 400*F (Thermometer verified).

    To everyone else: the dough seems really soft but the cookies don't spread like crazy, so don't worry about it!

    Besides that these turned out good!

    1. 1.5 Tbsp is way bigger than 1.5 inches... so of course you will get less cookies by making them bigger! And everyone's ovens are different. You can't expect someone to know your oven... that's your job. So if you know your oven takes a little longer to cook, then obviously you should cook them a little longer.