• I truly love baking. It is a love that I have thankfully passed on to my kids. In my house, we have a saying, “Where there are cookies, there is hope. And there are always cookies.” Okay, so that was slightly modified from a Dean Koontz book that I read years ago. In his version there is always cake. But here, for my family, it is cookies. There are always cookies.

    Recently we decided to try and make a great snicker doodle recipe. I am picky about my snicker doodles. I want them to be soft on the inside, and crisp on the outside (like many a good cookie should be). Most of the recipes that I found were hard, and crunchy. No good! And that is how we came to make our own snicker doodle cookies.

    Here is how it goes

    1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    1 cup butter
    2 eggs
    2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
    3 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1/4 cup granulated sugar
    3 teaspoons cinnamon powder

    Heat oven to 400 degrees
    Cream the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing between each one. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.

    In a separate bowl, mix the remaining sugar and cinnamon.

    Scoop the dough (using a cookie scoop if you have one) into balls. Roll each dough ball in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. This is of course the part my kids like best. They love coating the dough in cinnamon sugar. When you have finished coating all of the cookies bake them in the preheated oven for 7-8 minutes. Remove them from the pan immediately and allow to cool.

    Because the entire ball of dough was coated in sugar, the bottoms of the cookies get this perfect little crunch to them. The insides remain soft and chewy. Every bite is fantastic cinnamon-y goodness.