Snickerdoodles are a sugar cookie dough, which are rolled in a cinnamon & sugar mixture and then baked. The leaveners used in Snickerdoodles range from; cream of tarter to baking soda and eggs. I use a combination of them for a cookie with nice lift, but still has a slight crunch around the edges.
I remember eating Snickerdoodles often as a kid and next to chocolate chip cookies, it was our second favorite cookie to bake in our house. There is nothing like the fresh smell of Snickerdoodles baking in the oven, the cinnamon alone will have the neighbors popping over to try one.
Toffee chips are my extra Doo in my Snickerdoodle Doo’s. I love the toffee cinnamon combination and it adds a nice texture and mild chew to the cookies. Snickerdoodle Doo’s make a great dessert, especially for those who prefer something other than chocolate. They also pack up nicely as gifts for the holidays.
2 sticks butter, room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar, divided
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup toffee chips
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a stand mixer, cream together the butter and 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar for 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the brown sugar. Cream the mixture together for 2 minutes more and scrape down the sides of the bowl again.
2. Add both eggs and the vanilla to the bowl and mix together for 2 minutes on high.
3. Then, add the flour, salt, cream of tartar and baking soda to the bowl and mix together on low speed for 1 minute or until just combined. Next, add the toffee chips to the dough and mix on low for 30 seconds more.
4. In a smaller bowl, add the 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon and stir until combined.
5. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, form the dough into ping pong size balls and roll into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place each ball into a sheet pan to bake.
6. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the cookie is set. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool on the pan for several minutes before moving to a wire rack for additional cooling.
7. Place your Snickerdoodle Doo’s in a cookie jar or package them up for gifts. Serve them with cold milk or hot coffee, Enjoy!