Monday, December 21, 2009

12 Days of Treats - Day Nine!

Have you ever made something and then thought, "Why have I never made these before?" - this is one of those recipes... Why have I never made these before?!? These cookies were so good I'm going to be making them year round. I put a very slight holiday twist on them to make them festive but you could easily make them the traditional way by leaving off the red and green sugar. I found several recipes that sounded good and got good reviews. I couldn't decide which one to use so I just compiled several and came up with my own. Hope you enjoy!

Holiday Snickerdoodles

3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon honey

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sugar Roll
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon red and green decorator sugar (optional)

To make the cookie dough, stir together the dry ingredients, set aside. In a bowl with a paddle attachment, cream the butter. Add the sugar and continue to mix, then add the eggs, honey, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix until blended.
Chill dough 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350.
Roll balls of dough about the size of a walnut then roll them in the cinnamon sugar to coat.Place on an un-greased sheet pan and bake for 10 minutes until puffed up and the surface is slightly cracked.*When you take them out, they are going to look like they aren't done all the way but they are. Let them cool for 3-5 minutes on the pan and they will be perfect!*

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