Sunday, August 9, 2009

SMS: Snickerdoodles!


This week’s Sweet Melissa Sunday treat was Snickerdoodles. I recall snickerdoodles being in the cookie jar rotation when I was growing up, but I don’t think I’d ever actually made them myself until this weekend. (Definitely an oversight on my part, given how much we like cinnamon treats around here.) Luckily, I now have a good recipe for them! Much like the other treats in the “After School Snack” section of the Sweet Melissa Baking Book, these were easy to make and quite yummy. The cookies are buttery and tender, with a nice crunch from the cinnamon/sugar mixture they’re rolled in (I also snuck a little cinnamon in the dough to guarantee extra cinnamon goodness). I made a half recipe, which yielded twenty-eight cookies with my two-teaspoon cookie scoop. The small cookie scoop is one of my very favorite kitchen gadgets; I actually had to purchase a new one this weekend, as my first scoop died. I don’t think it was a bad product; I just use it so much!




This recipe rates a 7.7 for Deliciousness and a 2 for Effort, giving it an EDR of 3.85. Many thanks to Spike of Spike Bakes for selecting this terrific cookie. You can find the recipe HERE on Spike’s great site and see what the rest of the bakers thought via the SMS blogroll. And if you like cinnamon, I highly recommend the Cinnamon Roll Muffin pictured below. I found the recipe HERE on Joy the Baker, and like everything I’ve tried from that site, it’s fabulous. I like the idea of making cinnamon rolls on weekend mornings, but I am never organized enough to actually plan ahead to make real ones (seriously, we’d have cinnamon rolls around 1:30 PM at best if I tried). Previously I had been making some non-yeast cinnamon rolls from The New Best Recipes, which are also tasty, but these muffins have instant rise yeast, so you get the more authentic cinnamon roll flavor, and you don’t have to even roll!

19 comments:

Tracey said...

Your cookies look delicious! I thought mine were a bit thin but yours are just right! Oh, and those cinnamon roll muffins are to die for! I only started reading Joy's site earlier this year so I missed those. Yum!

I'm so glad you liked My Life in France. I hope I can finish it before it's due back to my library. I'm so tempted to pick up a copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, just for the fun of it, but realistically I'm not sure I'd use it all that much.

Mrs. G said...

Great looking cookies! I will have to try those muffins.

Kaitlin said...

Your cookies look perfect! For some reason mine got a brown crust on the bottom from the sugar; I wonder what your secret is?

Nina said...

I agree! Cookie scoops are so helpful. I actually just use the tablespoon and scoop the cookie dough. =]

Katiecakes said...

Your cookies look delish. I wish I'd put some cinnamon in my dough too, I adore the stuff!

Katie xox

Candy Girl said...

Your cookies look great! I made Joy the Baker's cinnamon bun muffins a while back and love her site. I agree with you about the cookie scoop - I probably have 5!

hotovenwarmheart said...

Hi Margot!

Great job on your cookies- they look delicious! I just sent you an email with the "pupcakes" recipe. I hope your dog loves them as much as my Bella did. Let me know if you give it a try.

If your interested in more info about Operation Baking GALS, let me know and I'd be happy to send it along :) I'd love to have you on the team if you'd be willing to participate. We can always use a talented baker like yourself!

Hope to hear from you again soon!

-Joy

k.a.r.e.n said...

Your cookies are so plump and yummy looking. I killed my cookie scoop awhile back and havent found one i like yet. I just used a tablespoon for these cookies.

Karin said...

Your cookies looks great! And I love your plate.

Finsmom said...

Snickerdoodles are one of my all time favourite cookies! Now you have me wanting to make them again! So good! Your pic is fantastic!

Melissa said...

All of your food looks sooo good!! Thanks for welcoming me to the group! I'm going to try your guac recipe, my favorite!!!

Hornedfroggy said...

Beautiful cookies! I think this is my new go-to recipe! :)

pinkstripes said...

Your snickerdoodles look amazing! And the cinnamon roll muffins sound to-die-for. YUM.

spike. said...

Thanks for baking with me! I heart cinnamon and that muffin looks amazing

Cakelaw said...

Yummo! Great looking cookies - and if really easy but very tatsy, that makes them perfect in my books.

Stephanie said...

Anything cinnamon is a fave in this house. Your cookies came out lookin' good!! And Thanks for sharing that Cinnamon Roll Muffin link... looks outrageous!

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I've been loving all these cookies I'm seeing (it's making me nostalgic for SMS!), and I am immediately bookmarking those muffins!

Cristine said...

Your cookies look great and the muffins do, too!

Fit Chick said...

Your cookies look perfect!!! Will definately make the cinnamon rolls this weekend!