Snickerdoodles recipe

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makes: 20
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 10 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 136 kCal 7%
Fat 6g 9%
  -  Saturates 3g 15%
Carbohydrates 18g 7%
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  • Snickerdoodles are a simple, soft and chewy classic American cookie with the warming flavour of cinnamon. These sweet treats are perfectly soft in the middle with a rich and buttery texture. Snickerdoodles are so easy to make, and will fill your kitchen with the most wonderful aroma. Cream of tartar is used to make snickerdoodles, and gives them their characteristic tang and pillowy texture. Snickerdoodles are one of the most popular cookies in America, and can be recognised by their golden colour and cracked surface. No one knows for sure where the name snickerdoodles came from. Some suspect it has been taken from German or Dutch words, whereas others think it is just a silly, whimsical word that was made up as a name for these cookies! Regardless of where the name came from, snickerdoodles are an easy but delicious cookie to add to your baking repertoire.


    • 100g butter
    • 60g golden caster sugar
    • 75g soft brown sugar
    • 1 free-range egg, beaten
    • 170g plain flour
    • 60g ground almonds
    • 1tsp baking powder
    • 1tsp cream of tartar
    • 1/4tsp cinnamon
    • For the cinnamon sugar coating
    • 1tsp of cinnamon
    • 4tbsp golden caster sugar


    • Heat oven to 200ºC. Cream the butter with the golden caster and soft brown sugars until light and fluffy, then gradually add the egg. Stir in the flour, ground almonds, baking powder, cream of tartar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt, until the mixture comes together to form a soft dough. In a separate small bowl, mix the cinnamon sugar coating ingredients together.

    • Roll tablespoons of the mixture into 20 balls and roll each ball lightly in the cinnamon sugar.

    • Place on baking trays lined with baking paper, with space between, and and bake for 10mins. They’ll be slightly soft but will firm up when cooled. Remove from the oven and allow to cool enough to handle, then sprinkle over any extra cinnamon sugar to serve.

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