Friday, March 22, 2013

Best Ever Chewy Snickerdoodles

I have never been a huge fan of snickerdoodles- I prefer chewy chocolate chip cookies any day. But my husband is a die-hard snickerdoodle fan so the quest began for a good recipe for him. It must've been my lucky day because, I actually found the perfect one- the very first try! I've made these a few times now and they turn out perfect every time and are SO delicious and chewy! I took some in to my husband's office for his birthday and got so many compliments!

Best Chewy Snickerdoodles
Source: Our Best Bites

What you'll need:
1 3/4 c. sugar, divided
1 T. ground cinnamon
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
2 t. cream of tartar
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
8 T. butter at room temperature
8 T. shortening
2 large eggs

What to do:
Prep: Preheat oven to 375. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.  Combine 1/4 c. sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish and set aside.

Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl.

Beat butter, shortening and remaining 1 1/2 c. sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time.

Reduce the speed of the mixer and slowly add the flour mixture until well combined.

Roll about 2 T. of dough into balls and then roll in cinnamon sugar mixture to coat. Place on prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. (Really do this- they spread a lot! And you want them to be larger balls because then they will be nice and chewy.)

Bake 1 sheet at a time for about 10-12 minutes, until edges of cookies are set and just barely beginning to brown. Centers will look soft and puffy and look underdone.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.