Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Maple Snickerdoodles via Closet Cooking
These little things are so delicious they caused Grant to say something I never thought I'd hear someone say. He said, "You are a good baker..." He normally says things are great, whether he means it or not, but I could tell he really meant it this time. I'm way too new to this to get that kind of recognition.
Anyway, these cookies are delicious with milk, and I could only imagine how great they'd be with coffee... if only I drank coffee. They are relatively easy to make, it's just the rolling them into the tiny little balls that is pretty time consuming. I'm just used to drop cookies. So, I made something new AND I was turned on to a new blog today, Closet Cooking. So be expecting lots of new recipes from this creative guy as well.
To start off, preheat your oven to 350. Then get most of your dry ingredients prepared in a large bowl, this list includes: flour, baking powder, baking soda, and the cinnamon. I added about 1/4 of a teaspoon more cinnamon than recommended. Once I had all of the dough mixed, it didn't look cinnamon-y enough, and when I think of snickerdoodles I think cinnamon so I added more :)
Your next step is to cream your butter and sugar together.
Once at the right consistency, add in the egg and maple syrup. Now that I've eaten the cookies, I would have added maybe a tablespoon or two more of maple syrup. The cookies aren't all the maple-y, but I guess it's up to you!
Now, mix your dry ingredients into the wet ingredients gradually (I mixed it all in in about 4 intervals).
When your dough is completely mixed together you can start rolling the cookie dough into 1 inch balls.
Then, dip your cookie balls into a mixture of the sugar and maple sugar. I do not own maple sugar and didn't feel like leaving to go buy some SO I used brown sugar instead. That's probably the reason why my cookies lacked that true maple flavor though.
Now, place the balls on your cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and cracked on the top.
Enjoy these with a nice class of milk or hot coffee, mm mm good :)
Nutritionally speaking, there are 202 calories in two cookies, with 6 grams of fat and lots of sugar. So, eat moderately!
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