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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.

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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.

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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.

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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