You know those days that just don’t go as planned? Well, when I have one, I tend to wind up with a strong craving for some sort of food. Exactly what I crave tends to vary; sometimes it’s something sweet, sometimes it’s something greasy, and sometimes it’s just cheese.
This past Tuesday–when I stayed home all day for a chimney inspector who didn’t show up, when my pantry-door update didn’t go as planned, and when tent caterpillars took over my patio and walkway–what I craved was some cinnamon-sugar goodness. I wanted snickerdoodles.
I won’t lie: the craving was relatively well timed. I was due to write a recipe review, and Sally’s Baking Addiction’s Soft & Thick Snickerdoodles recipe had been floating around my head as an option for months. Which may have helped inspire the craving, now that I think about it.
I’m sure you can guess why I couldn’t get the recipe out of my head: it’s incredibly good. I’ve only made it a couple of times, but I’ve never had a problem with it. Even better, everyone I work with loves the cookies. Seriously, when I took these to work on Wednesday, they were gone by mid-afternoon.
I think it’s that bite of cinnamon against the creaminess and sweetness of the cookies that has me hooked. Plus, they’re really easy to make.
From start to finish, including time to cool, the cookies take less than an hour. Well, as long as you use a mixer; it’s possible they’d take longer without one, but I’m not sure. I’ve always used my stand mixer when I make them.
Regardless, these snickerdoodles are worth any bit of effort you put into them. When I made them on Tuesday, I cut the recipe by a third. It required some extra math on my part, and some estimating. They came out without a problem, though.
It’s also worth noting that the dough may look a bit crumbly; mine did, anyway. Once you roll them into balls, however, they come together perfectly. And when all is said and done, you end up with a sweet, cinnamon-y cookie with a wonderfully crackled top.
To sum it up…
- Time to prepare and cook/bake: about 45 minutes
- Difficulty: Super Easy
- How it tasted: The bite of cinnamon combined with the sweetness of the cookie is utterly delicious
- Would I make it again: I’ve already made them more than once, and I have no desire to cut them from my recipe options