Several years ago I referred to my snickerdoodle recipe in a post but never posted it. I continue to get requests for the recipe so I figured it was about time I posted it. I made them this week and played around with the recipe a bit – some variations on a theme.
I have made a lot of snickerdoodles in my time. I think snickerdoodles are soley responsible for my son Clark and his friends hanging out at our house during high school – they loved my snickerdoodles and I just kept making them!
My original recipe used Crisco and even though Crisco no longer contains trans fats I just didn’t like using it. So this last week when I made them to take to some of the ladies at church celebrating birthdays this month, I finally decided it was time to try them with butter and see what happened. Guess what – they were great! Doesn’t butter make everything better?
Another change I recently made to the recipe was using almond extract instead of vanilla – so good!! I love the added almond flavor with the cinnamon.
Remember those oatmeal cookies I started playing around with? First I added caramel bits and then some chocolate chips. Well, I decided if it worked for oatmeal cookies it would work for snickerdoodles too.
I was inspired by Recipe Girl so instead of caramel bits though I used some Heath Bar Bits. Let me just say – yum!! It was a match made in heaven.
And then of course I needed to make a good thing better and I added some chocolate chips. It took those snickerdoodles to a whole new level.
I can’t decide which I like better. I keep eating one of each to try and make up my mind….
Yes, snickerdoodles with toffee bits and chocolate chips – yum!!
If you like snickerdoodles as much as I do be sure and check out these other fun snickerdoodle recipes. Snickerdoodle cupcakes, snickerdoodle muffins, snickerdoodle french toast, and snickerdoodle blondies.
1 C butter
1 1/2 C sugar
2 3/4 C flour
2 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
1 C Heath Bar Bits, optional
1 C chocolate chips, optional
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp Cinnamon
Cream butter, sugar and eggs together. Add in vanilla or almond extract.
Mix in flour, cream of tarter, soda, salt. Mix in Heath Bar bits and chocolate chips if desired. Mix together sugar and cinnamon. Form dough into balls and roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.