Saturday 26 November 2011


Watching tv the other evening, one of the characters mentioned snickerdoodles. A quick google later, and we learned that these are biscuits rolled in sugar and cinnamon. Mmmmm. They are very American (I don’t know where they originated from before this. If you do, add a comment below).

So, the only way to explore further was to try for ourselves.

125g butter, softened
110g caster sugar
1 egg lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
250g all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon of baking powder
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon sugar

Pop the oven on to 180 degrees.
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract until well combined. Sift in the flour, nutmeg and baking powder until you get a nice dough.
In a separate small bowl, combine the ground cinnamon and sugar.

Take teaspoon-sized balls of the dough and roll into a ball. Roll this in the cinnamon sugar and pop onto a greased baking sheet. Continue until all the dough is used. I got about 24 biscuits out of this much dough.

Cook for 14-15 minutes on the middle shelf. The resulting biscuit was dense yet light and really, really delicious. Next time, I’m going to try to add some ground almonds in place of some flour. I will of course let you know how this turns out.  

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