Snickerdoodles: Fall quarter treat

After a short break from the books during our mild Seattle summer, its back to college classes for my brother Austin and surprisingly, for me too. After two BA degrees (communication and political science) I have decided to start taking classes focusing on what my actual day-job consists of: accounting. Ultimately to earn my CPA or go towards an MBA later on.

If Austin had registered for Accounting 110 with me, I could have helped him, instead he chose psychology. I took Psychology my freshman year at UW and nearly fell asleep in the front row on a daily basis. Therefore only assistance I can be in this case is to bake him his favorite cookies: Snickerdoodles.

It has always surprised me that these are his favorite and the continuously growing 6’5 giant can consume plateful of these cookies which are mildly sweet with a warm spicy undertone. They are my go-to whenever he has something to celebrate (like his numerous job promotions). Hopefully this quarter goes well for him and will end with 40 dozen snickerdoodles to celebrate a 4.0!

Recipe (16 to 18 cookies):

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Rolled in:

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars with
an electric mixer on high. Add the egg and vanilla and
beat until smooth.

2. In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and
cream of tartar.

3. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well.

4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees while you let the dough rest for
60 minutes in the refrigerator.

5. In a small bowl, combine the sugar with the cinnamon for the
topping.

6. Take about 2 1/2 tablespoons of the dough and roll it into a
ball. Roll this dough in the cinnamon/sugar mixture and press it onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat for the remaining cookies.

7. Bake  for 10-12 minutes. The cookies may seem undercooked, but will continue to develop after they are removed from the oven (trust me). When the cookies have cooled they should be soft and chewy in the middle with a slightly crisp edge.

Clean  up and enjoy!

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