Christmas baking Cookies


“I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.” ― Ellen Degeneres.


I don’t really know why I never baked Snickerdoodles before this. I had never tasted them and maybe I wasn’t sure it was my kind of cookie? Or maybe was unsure if it would be too cinnamon-y for me ? Or maybe because I had absolutely no reference to know whether I had gotten them right or wrong?

Answer to the first question -Definitely my kind of cookie . Answer to the second – Just cinnamon-y enough. Answer to the third question – Still don’t know , but they are so good I must have gotten them righ

Snickerdoodles are classic cookies that are made by rolling a simple cookie dough in cinnamon- sugar before baking. they can be crisp or chewy. Roy Fare’s version , which i adapted ever so slightly , is chewy. Soft and chewy . And oh so delicious.


Crisp on the outside and chewy in the centre. Full of cinnamon flavour. I know cookies are all time, all season food. But if there ever was a cookie for winter- this must be it. Bite into a warm snickerdoodle on a chilly evening to see what I mean !

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Snickerdoodles Yum
Wonderful snickerdoodles with crisp edges , chewy centres and crinkly tops!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
24 servings
For the covering :
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
24 servings
For the covering :
  1. Preheat your oven to 200 C / 400 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or grease it well.
  2. Whisk or sift together the flour, salt and baking soda. Keep aside.
  3. Beat together the butter , sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg and beat until incorporated.
  5. Add the vinegar and flour mixture , beat until a dough comes together. Its a soft and sticky dough.
  6. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon for coating.
  7. Make balls out of tablespoonfuls of cookie dough and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture .
  8. Place about 2 inches apart on your prepared cookie sheet (these spread quite a bit) and press down slightly.
  9. Bake for 12 - 14 minutes until lightly brown.
  10. Cool completely before storing .
Recipe Notes

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  • These can be stored in an airtight container for 4-5 days .
  • You can let the cookies stay light brown or get them darker . The darker cookies are more chewy, the lighter ones more soft!
  • You can replace the egg with a 1/4 cup of really thick curd or check out this flax gel recipe by my blogger friend Akila of "Morphy and me" which works brilliantly as an egg substitute.


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