The holidays are a great time to show the ones you love and/or appreciate how much they mean to you. One way to show your love is to bake up some goodness to share with them. It doesn’t have to be a time consuming or elaborate recipe, something as simple as a batch of homemade cookies. You may need to make multiple batches to share, but thankfully this twist on Grandma’s Snickerdoodle Cookies is easy to whip up and bake in no time at all.
Bob’s Red Mill asked me to share a recipe that would be perfecting for baking some love this holiday season. Because we love Bob’s Red Mill flour this was a no brainer and a project I was happy to take part in.
WHY I USE BOB’S RED MILL FLOUR
I’ve started using Bob’s Red Mill flour for all my baked goods. I’m a fan of Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White All-Purpose Flour. It’s the perfect go-to flour for everything from cookies to cakes. Bob’s Red Mill also carries a nice line of gluten-free flour so friends with a gluten allergy can still enjoy some home-baked sweets. The whole family enjoys the flavor of Bob’s Red Mill flour in my baked goods and I enjoy how the flour mixes up and bakes. Bob’s Red Mill helps me look good when I share cookies with friends and family.
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THE TWIST TO GRANDMA’S SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES
Grandma’s snickerdoodle cookies have been my favorite cookie since childhood. I love the cinnamon flavor of the cookie but decided to add a little something to take the cookies up a notch. I debated on adding caramel, which would be delicious, but didn’t have the ingredients to make caramel in the house and running to the store wasn’t an option. So, I settled on my next favorite cookie ingredient, peanut butter. I just happened to have a bag of mini peanut butter candy in a crunchy shell and had a light bulb moment. Just when I thought snickerdoodles couldn’t get any better the peanut butter candies take it up one big delicious notch.
GRANDMA’S SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES WITH A TWIST RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup of butter, softened
1 1/4 cup of Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar*
1/2 cup of candy-coated peanut butter baking chips
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
*Note: If you see a snickerdoodle cookie recipe that does not include cream of tartar you simply have a cinnamon cookie recipe and not the awesome snickerdoodle cookie recipe. Cream of tartar is the ingredient that makes this cookie great! Quick science lesson: the acid in cream of tartar is what stops the sugar from crystallizing when baked giving snickerdoodle the soft, chewy cookie we all love. It is also responsible for that bit of tangy flavor in the cookie.
GRANDMA’S SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES WITH A TWIST RECIPE DIRECTIONS
In a medium mixing bowl whip the butter with a hand or stand mixer for about 30 seconds. To the butter bowl, add 1 cup of flour, sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda, cream of tartar and peanut butter chips. Mix until all ingredients are well blended together. Add remaining 1/4 cup of flour and mix it in.
Cover with plastic wrap and pop it in the fridge for about an hour to chill it.
Combine the 2 tablespoons of sugar with the 1 tablespoon of cinnamon in a small bowl.
When the dough is chilled, roll dough into one-inch balls then rolls in cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Cookie balls should be placed roughly two-inches apart.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 8-10 minutes (I check the cookies at 8 minutes, if the edges are turning brown I pull them out, otherwise I let them cook for 2 more minutes or until edges are a pretty brown color).
Cool cookies on a wire rack.
Makes approximately 22 small cookies
SHARING GRANDMA’S SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES WITH A TWIST
The holidays are all about sharing and I really enjoy giving cookies as a gift. A small box and towel are all you need. I place the towel on the bottom, add cookies and then place the towel ends on top. Add the lid to the box, put a ribbon around it and it’s ready for gift giving. It’s two gifts in one. The gift receiver gets homemade cookies PLUS a pretty kitchen towel!
Who will you give Grandma’s Snickerdoodle Cookies with a Twist to this holiday season?
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