Snickerdoodle Cookies

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Good morning friends! Happy Monday! I am so excited to share this recipe with you. Snickerdoodles are and always have been one of my favorites. They remind me of Christmas which is hands-down my favorite holiday so naturally I make them ALL the time. I have tried tons of snickerdoodle recipes and, in all honesty, I don't think you can go wrong with the snickerdoodle cookie. However, my favorite types of cookies are soft in the middle and crispy on the edges, which is exactly how these cookies came out. 

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INGREDIENTS:

1 Cup Salted butter, softened  

1 1/4 Cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 Tsp vanilla extract

1 Tsp butter extract  

3 Cups flour

1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar

1 tsp baking soda 

1/2 Tbsp ground cinnamon

 

you will also need: 

1/3 Cup granulated sugar

1/2 Tbsp cinnamon  

 

DIRECTIONS: 

1. Preheat your oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until combined.  Add the egg and both extracts, scraping down the sides as needed. 

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and cinnamon. Slowly add the dry mixture into the wet mixture. Mix until it forms a dough.  

4. In a small bowl, mix together the extra cinnamon and sugar. Then, using a small ice cream scoop or your hands, form tablespoon size balls of cookie dough and roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture making sure they are completely covered. Place the dough on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart and slightly press down on each cookie. Bake for about 10 minutes or just until the edges of each cookie are very light brown. You do not want to overbake these cookies or else they will get too hard. Let cool and enjoy! 

Note** store in an airtight container to keep them soft.  

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Snickerdoodle Scones

Hey friends! First of all, I wanted to let you all know that I created a new tab on my blog which you can find in the Menu called "My Favorite Creations" which has a slideshow of all of my favorite cakes and cookies I have created/decorated. Check it out! 

I hope you are all having a great week so far. Can you believe it's already Wednesday? The 14th of October?? Of 2014??? Time is just flying by and I hope you are all spending every day doing what you love. Life is such a beautifully special thing- it would be a shame to do anything that doesn't make you happy. Don't you agree? 

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Today I made these amazing Snickerdoodle Scones. I used a recipe from Sweet Pea's Kitchen which you can find ***HERE.*** Personally, I don't like scones that are too sweet so I was interested to see how a Snickerdoodle scone would come out (since, you know, they're covered in sugar.) So, I omitted the glaze that is used in the original recipe and WOW. They are crazy good. I'm sure they would be equally as great with a glaze but I didn't feel it was necessary with these. They. Are. Perfect. 

Actually, these are one of my favorite things i've made to-date. The cinnamon sugar crust is crispy and slightly crunchy, while the middle of the scone is warm and fluffy. These are AMAZING. I am telling you.. If you do not make these, you are missing out.

Normally when I make scones, I like to use heavy cream so I was a bit hesitant when I saw that there wasn't any in this recipe. Instead, they use sour cream. I think I have to experiment with some other scone recipes with sour cream because the texture of these is to die for. 

Try them out and tell me what you guys think! 

I love you all!!