Sunday, August 9, 2009
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!