Monday, April 29, 2013

Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles

A twist on an old favorite! As a kid I would read the recipe and wonder how come there are called a Snickerdoodle with no Snicker bars in the list of ingredients.  Not exactly sure how the cookie was named, but Snickerdoodles are amazing.  Sweet, chewy cinnamon goodness now with vanilla flavors.

Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles

1 cup softened butter
1 1/2 cups vanilla bean sugar
2 eggs with white thingies removed
1 tsp vanilla
2 2/3 cups unbleached flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 cup vanilla bean sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Whip butter and vanilla bean sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well blended. Mix in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and sea salt until a soft dough forms. Shape dough balls using a teaspoon.  Roll dough balls in sugar mixture and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are set. You can freeze dough balls for later use if you desire. 

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