Sunday, 9 December 2012

Snickerdoodle Recipe

For those of you who don't know what a Snickerdoodle is, it is an American cinnamon biscuit. It's quite similar to a sugar biscuit that has been rolled in cinnamon and sugar before baking. The cinnamon gives it a lovely festive flavour, so great for the Christmas season!

Makes roughly 24

To make, you will need:
125g butter, softened
110g caster sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for rolling
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
250g plain flour
¾ tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Cooking instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

2. Mix the butter and sugar, I use a hand mixer to make life easier. Mix until fluffy.

3. Add the egg and vanilla extract, mix until incorporated.

4. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and gently mix together to form a dough.

5. Mix the tablespoon of sugar and the cinnamon together in a different bowl. 

6. Take a small part of the dough and roll in your hands to form a ball.

7. Roll the ball around in the sugar and cinnamon mixture until coated all over.

8. Place on a baking tray. The tray doesn't have to be lined or greased, they don't stick, I promise!

9. Flatten the ball slightly with the palm of you hand.

10. Repeat until you have used all the dough, don't forget to leave a bit of space between each one as they spread. You will need at least 2 baking trays.

11. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until they feel firm around the edges.

12. Remove from the oven, leave to cool for a couple of minutes then transfer to a wire rack.

And there you have it, Snickerdoodles! 


  1. You know I was just thinking about a study-break snack, little did I know that the answer was in this post. I don't think might will look as great as yours though, they look so super yummy!

    1. Haha thanks. One of my colleagues described it as Christmas in his mouth.

      The best student snack in chocolate cake in a mug, it only takes 7 minutes and you do it in the microwave!

  2. Oh, I make these all the time since MadeUpOFLittleThings blogged the recipe! I love them, they are so Christmassy!

  3. I love the name of your blog....
    I am not a good cookie maker.

    Your snickerdoodles look delis