Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sweet Melissa Sundays: Snickerdoodles

One of the things I like about belonging to baking groups is that sometimes, I have to make recipes that I would never have tried otherwise. Case in point: this week's Sweet Melissa Sundays recipe, Snickerdoodles, hosted by Spike of Spike Bakes.

Since joining the blogging community, I've seen many a blogger make Snickerdoodles. But they never struck me as something particularly exciting or worth the effort. I know, that probably sounds shameful, but I just didn't see what the big deal was. A very basic cookie dough (there's not even any vanilla in it!) rolled in cinnamon sugar? "How boring," I thought. Still, I decided to take a chance this time around.

I creamed the sugar with the butter, then added some eggs. Yawn. I whisked together some flour, baking soda, and the other usual suspects, and mixed them with the wet ingredients. Whatever. Then I refrigerated the batter before rolling it into balls. No biggie. But then I rolled the balls in cinnamon sugar - a seemingly rather insignificant step - and the whole recipe was elevated.

My first bite seemed underwhelming. I thought it was good, but not spectacular. But then I kept chewing. And then I grabbed another cookie. And another. And then I foisted them upon my boyfriend, as I had obviously lost all resolve against the Snickerdoodles and if I was going down, at least he'd be going down with me.

Suffice it to say, these are spectacular. Sweet and buttery, with the perfect amount of spice from the cinnamon. I definitely see what all the fuss is about.

Thanks, Spike, for choosing Snickerdoodles! You can visit her blog for the recipe. And click here for the full list of Sweet Melissa Sundays bakers.


Lauren August 9, 2009 at 5:34:00 AM EDT  

the recipe is deceiving, isn't it? sort of boring. BUT, fantastic results!! so simple and yummy.... your cookies look great :)

Tracey August 9, 2009 at 9:28:00 AM EDT  

Haha, yes snickerdoodles are a bit of a surprising recipe. They seem so boring but they're so delicious! Your cookies look wonderful! I'm glad you're a convert :)

Flourchild August 9, 2009 at 10:39:00 AM EDT  

Im glad you like them! I had to get them out of the house. My son ate way to many and so did I!

spike. August 9, 2009 at 12:00:00 PM EDT  

so glad you liked them! Simple but addictive. Thanks for baking with me.

matty August 9, 2009 at 6:30:00 PM EDT  

Awesome cookies!

k.a.r.e.n August 9, 2009 at 8:42:00 PM EDT  

I kept on eating and eating and eating them too! This is a great recipe and your cookies look fantastic.

margot August 9, 2009 at 9:59:00 PM EDT  

Since I ate many snickerdoodles as a child without looking at a recipe, it wouldn't have occurred to me that they're boring, but I guess the ingredients really are. Yours look wonderful and I'm glad you're enjoying them.

Sarah August 9, 2009 at 11:03:00 PM EDT  

It is amazing how something so simple can be so ridiculously addictive!!! Your cookies look wonderful!

Anonymous August 10, 2009 at 4:29:00 PM EDT  

Your cookies look perfect! YUM.

Cristine August 11, 2009 at 9:06:00 AM EDT  

So glad you loved them! Snickerdoodles are awesome!

Karin August 11, 2009 at 10:30:00 AM EDT  

so funny- I do the same thing to my husband! If I'm going down, he's coming with me! Your cookies look delicious.

Joy August 11, 2009 at 8:54:00 PM EDT  

Hi Kaitlin!

Isn't it surprising how dangerously addictive these little babies are? It's interesting you picked up on the lack of vanilla too... I added about a teaspoon- I don't think any cookie should be without some good quality pure vanilla extract- I just couldn't help myself! I'm glad you enjoyed the results of this week's SMS too.

Hope to hear from you soon! Have a great rest of your week :)


Eliana September 1, 2009 at 3:57:00 PM EDT  

I'm a littl behind on my SMS baking and these are on my to-be-baked list. I have never had one/seen one but read about them on countless blogs. I didn't see what that big whop was about but after reading your post, will have to try them. Thanks for sharing.

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