Tuesday Treats – Snickers and Doodles

snickerdoodles Sometimes, a writer or a reader just needs to kick back with a big cup of coffee (or glass of milk) and a plate of warm cookies. This is The Only’s favorite cookie. They come out huge and soft, as long as you don’t overbake them.

Giant Snickerdoodles

4 1/2 cup Flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt

In bowl, stir dry ingredients together.

1 1/4 cup Crisco
2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract or 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
1 cup buttermilk
(1/2 cup sugar & 2 tablespoon for coating)

In large bowl, beat Crisco with mixer on medium-to-high for 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat until mixed, scraping sides. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Mix in vanilla and lemon.

Alternate adding buttermilk and dry ingredients, scraping sides of bowl as needed. Cover bowl and chill at least 4 hours. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Use a 1/4 cup measure or a 1/4 cup ice cream scoop. (Lightly coat scoop with non-stick spray to help prevent dough from sticking.) Scoop dough, roll in sugar/cinnamon mix to coat. Place 3″ apart on cookie sheet. Gently press cookie to 1/2″ thickness. Bake in preheated 375° for 12-14 minutes or until bottoms are a light gold. Transfer to rack to cool. Makes about 24.

This sounds like a lot of work, but trust me, the cookies are well worth the effort! So what’s your favorite cookie?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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10 Responses to Tuesday Treats – Snickers and Doodles

  1. Janet says:

    Mmmm, cookies 🙂 Favorite cookie has to be a chocolate chip (not soft). No, wait – oatmeal (not soft). OK, OK – oatmeal, chocolate chip with some coconut in them and they have to be crunchy so I can dunk them in my coffee or milk. Seems I will be adding ‘make cookies’ to my To Do List today!!!

    • Silver James says:

      I like oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! I’m not big on raisins but add chocolate? Oh yeah, baby! 😀 But I like my cookies soft. I don’t dunk anything in my coffee because…mushy mess. Ewwww. 😉

  2. Ooo, sounds good, Silver. Right now, my favorite cookie is the one I posted a while back – the chocolate chip cookie with the coconut. Yummers. I made a batch last week that we’re working through. (Roughly 30 cookies divided by two people = about a week worth.) ;o)

  3. Oatmeal Raisin, Choc Chip (both soft)
    All time fave Drop Cookies (recipe from Grandmother’s neighbor)
    made with coffee. Never have tried myself, loved to watch my
    grandmother make them =)

  4. Liza says:

    I love soft chocolate chip cookies. Even better if just out of the oven. However, I also have mad love for snickerdoodles. In fact, I’d love to try these so much!

    • Silver James says:

      ANY cookie fresh from the oven is to die for. 😉 These snickerdoodles are definitely worth the effort to make. I’ve even made the dough after dinner, left in the fridge overnight, and baked them the next morning. Worked out great!

  5. siobhanmuir says:

    Oh man, those sound divine, Silver. My favorite cookie are my grandmother’s Russian Tea Cakes (also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies – I think it depends on what part of the world you’re from, lol). I love the shortbread filled with nuts and rolled in powdered sugar. Yum. 🙂

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