Ahh, finally… another chocolate-free recipe! A rare find on this blog 😉 But, delicious nonetheless. Cookies are always good, and it’s even better when they’re easy. And its super better when they’re a crowd-pleaser! Most everybody likes cinnamon and sugar, and most people prefer chewy, soft cookies to hard ones. This deceivingly easy recipe takes the familiar flavors of a crisp snickerdoodle and turns them into a thick, chubby pillow of deliciously warm goodness. You have never had cinnamon-sugar cookies this good. Seriously. Also, something different with these cookies in comparison to a lot of regular snickerdoodle recipes is that the cookie dough is vanilla-cinnamon, instead of sugar and just rolled in cinnamon. So the cinnamon flavor is deeper and layered. Yum!
The only real downside I found when making this recipe is that it barely makes one dozen cookies. It’s terribly disappointing because, once you eat one, you are absolutely addicted. So what the heck is one supposed to do with 10 cookies?! Ridiculous. Double this recipe. Don’t even think about it, just do it. You’ll be so glad you did.
adapted, barely, from How Sweet It Is
Yields: about 10 cookies
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp skim milk
cinnamon + sugar mix as needed for rolling
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, mixing until well combined, then stir in the flours, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix dough until it comes together, then add milk. If the dough is still too crumbly, keep adding milk a little at a time until it stays together. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375F.
In a small bowl, combine some sugar and cinnamon (start with about 3-4 tbsp sugar and 1-2 tsp cinnamon). If you make too much, it’s a waste because you can’t really keep cinnamon sugar with bits of dough in it, but you can always make more! Remove the dough from the fridge and scoop into tablespoons, smooth with your hands, and roll the balls around in the cinnamon sugar. Place on a baking sheet a couple inches apart from each other, and slightly flatten with your hands. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy with cold milk, or even whipped cream. 🙂