“12 Cookies of Christmas”, Day 8: Snickerdoodles

December 13, 2013 § 2 Comments

Trying hard to keep up with our holiday classics, this is #8 in our cookie-roundup. For all cinnamon lovers out there, these Snickerdoodles are the perfect fix!!

The recipe comes for another favorite in SWEETTABLESCAPES’ baking library, an old book called : “The cook’s encyclopedia of Cookies” by Hilaire Walden.

It’s a chock full of traditional as well as festive, fancy and savory recipes! This is their version of SNICKERDOODLES:

IMG_5372 Enjoy your cinnamon fix!

10 days to my BIG birthday and 12 to Christmas!!

You’ll need:

1/2 cup butter

1 1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs 1/4 cup milk

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, finely chopped


With an electric mixer, beat the butter until light and creamy. IMG_5350Add the sugar and vanilla extract and continue until fluffy.IMG_5351IMG_5352 Beat in the eggs, then the milk.IMG_5355IMG_5356IMG_5357

Sift the flour and baking soda over the butter mixture and stir to blend. IMG_5358IMG_5359IMG_5360Stir in the nuts. IMG_5361IMG_5362Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375F. Grease two baking sheets.

Make the coating by mixing 5 TBsp sugar and 2 TBsp ground cinnamon.IMG_5353IMG_5354

Roll tablespoonfuls of the dough into walnut-size balls. Roll the balls in the sugar/cinnamon mixture.IMG_5363

Place the balls 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet and flatten slightly. IMG_5364IMG_5365Bake for about 10 minutes, until golden. transfer to wire rack to cool.IMG_5366IMG_5367IMG_5371


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