Holiday Cheer from R&B: Kelsey
I love making snickerdoodles around the holidays. The smell of them baking puts me into the holiday spirit. I recently found a recipe on allrecipes.com for Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles. I don’t like cooking mine all the way, love them nice and soft in the middle. Yum!
Ingredients you’ll need:
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon allspice
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
½ cup unsalted butter
½ cup white sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar (packed) – I used dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
¼ cup white sugar
2 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon milk, or as needed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
- Place flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a mixing bowl. Add cinnamon, ginger, allspice, clove, and nutmeg. Whisk until thoroughly mixed, 1 or 2 minutes.
- Place butter, sugar, and brown sugar in a separate mixing bowl. Cream together with a spatula or wooden spoon until mixture is smooth, 2 or 3 minutes. Add vanilla and egg. Stir until thoroughly combined.
- Pour flour mixture into butter mixture. Stir until just combined or until the flour disappears.
- Wrap bowl in plastic wrap. Chill dough in refrigerator for about 1 hour.
- Stir cinnamon and sugar together in a shallow bowl or plate.
- Scoop dough into 2 tablespoon balls. Roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat all sides. Roll into smooth ball and place on prepared baking sheet, 3 to 4 inches apart. Flatten slightly.
- Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes.
- Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes; sprinkle with additional cinnamon-sugar mixture, if desired. Transfer cookies to cooling rack to cool completely.
- If you’d like to add a bit of shine to your cookies, you can brush them with a simple glaze. Mix confectioners’ sugar with milk or lemon juice to achieve brushing consistency. Brush onto cookies. Sprinkle with more cinnamon –sugar or pumpkin pie spice, if desired.
- And you’re done! Enjoy!