I have no idea why I continue to clip cookie recipes - particularly ones that duplicate what I already have and love. For example, a number of years ago I decided to make all of the recipes I had at the time for Snickerdoodles, then decide which recipe I loved, and finally throw out all of the rest. Hmmm... not so easy; but I managed to narrow it down to three! Each recipe was delicious, but in different ways.
My cooking club bake sale was yesterday and I decided to bring snickerdoodles. In going through my recipes I found seven recipes for snickerdoodles! It seems I have continued clipping out recipes for them, even though I already had three great recipes. So, did I make one of my old recipes? No... curiosity got the best of me. Here's the recipe I made.
SNICKERDOODLES. Makes 4-1/2 dozen.
1 cup softened butter
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375º. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add 2 cups sugar, beating well. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla, beating well.
Combine flour, baking powder, and 2 teaspoons cinnamon; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended.
Combine 3 tablespoons sugar and 1-1/2 tablespoons cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll dough into 1-1/4-inch balls, and roll in sugar mixture. Place on ungreased baking sheets, and flatten slightly.
Bake at 375º for 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes. Transfer to wire racks, and cool completely.
Right out of the oven I didn't especially like the cookies. After cooling, though, and especially on the following day (today), the flavor of the cookies improved. I can also report that the cookies promptly sold at the bake sale last night.
Now the question: Do I save this recipe to add to my others?