Friday, April 17, 2009

Cookie of the Day: Snickerdoodles

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cups; level with a knife.

Combine flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar; stirring with a whisk.

Combine 1 cup of sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.

Add the corn syrup, vanilla, and egg; beat well.

Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, beating just until combined.

Cover and chill for 10 minutes.

Combine 3 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon, stirring with a whisk.

With moist hands, shape dough into 42 (1 inch) balls.

Roll balls in sugar mixture.

Place balls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray.

Flatten balls with the bottom of a glass.

Bake at 375 degrees for 5 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft).

Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes.

Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

Cooking Light April 2003
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