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Wednesday, March 2, 2011


These cookies have stolen my heart. In the 20 minutes between printing out the recipe and putting the first scalding hot cookie in my mouth, I had no idea that my life was about to change. Thank goodness I had a room full of hungry men to keep me from eating the entire batch! 

I should note that I've always enjoyed snickerdoodles. In fact, before I found out that there were 680 calories in each heavenly cookie, I used to pray daily that my sister would bring them home from her job at Mrs. Field's Cookies. Thankfully, these little guys are not nearly that bad. They even have whole wheat flour! I think it adds a particularly nice touch. And I don't have to depend on anyone else to bring them to me! 


Makes 21 silver-dollar-sized cookies

Preheat oven to 400.
Cream together 3/4 cup white sugar and 1 stick of butter.
Add 1 egg and beat well.
Stir together 3/4 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1/8-1/4 tsp salt (I went with the larger amount).
Beat into the butter/sugar/egg mixture.
Form little balls and throw a couple at a time into a mixture of 2 tbsp sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon. Shake the bowl around a little to evenly coat the balls of dough.
Bake until starting to brown at the edges. The original recipe said as little as 8 minutes, but I lost count of how many times I added 2 more minutes to the timer. I think I ended up around 16 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool, or eat them while they're still hot enough to burn your mouth. Either way, enjoy the living daylights out of 'em!

1 comment:

  1. i love snickerdoodles! i especially like the fond memories of mrs. fields and the fact that you used whole wheat flour!