Monday, July 16, 2007
THE best ever snickerdoodles
The Best Ever Snickerdoodles
2 2/3 c flour
2 t cream of tartar
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/4 t ground nutmeg (fresh if it's available)
1 c butter (unsalted) slightly softened
1 3/4 c sugar
1 1/2 T light corn syrup
2 large eggs
2 1/2 t vanilla
1/4 c sugar combined with 1 1/2 t cinnamon for rolling cookies
Preheat oven to 375°
Combine flour, tartar, soda, salt and nutmeg. Set aside.
With electric mixer combine butter, sugar and corn syrup until well blended and fluffy (2 minutes). Add eggs and vanilla. Beat till smooth.
Add half the flour mixture, beat till well incorporated. Stir in remaining flour. Mix well.
Let dough stand 5 - 10 minutes until firmed up slightly.
Roll portions of dough into 1 1/2" balls. Roll each in cinnamon sugar mix. Place 2 3/4" apart on greased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 - 11 minutes. Makes 35 medium cookies.