Favorite Homemade Cookies – Best Ever Snickerdoodles

I love homemade cookies!  They are my favorite dessert, hands down.

My healthier cookies, the chocolate chip cookies with beans are so yummy and completely guilt-free.  But these Chewy Snickerdoodles are so amazing, they are worth the sugar-spike if you aren’t taking Plexus Slim!  They melt in your mouth and are chewy.

The recipe, from Nancy Baggett is nearly perfect, but I sub in honey for corn syrup.  Also, Ms Baggett does a great job of explaining the process in detail, I don’t roll that way.  I like easy and I pretty much make creating these little morsels as painless as possible.

Before I share the recipe, let me just rave on this book, The All-American Cookie Book by Nancy Baggett.

All American Cookie Book

If you are a connoisseur of homemade cookies, this book is a must.  Unfortunately, it is no longer in print but I adore it!  It is one of the few books I kept through our move into the camper.

You can pick up your copy, here but you’ll have to buy used.

I’ve made about a dozen of the recipes in this cookbook and every one of them was delicious!

Here is my simplified and ever so slightly healthier version…

Best Ever Snickerdoodles - Chewy and melt in your mouth.  Without corn syrup and so delicious!

Best Ever Snickerdoodles

  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 lg eggs
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 2/3 c. flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 c. sugar + 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a large bowl, cream together the sugar, honey, and butter.  Mix in the eggs one at a time.  Add the vanilla and stir.  To this bowl, add the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.  Mix until consistency is even.

Let batter dough rest for 5 to 10 minutes or until it firms slightly.  In a shallow bowl mix 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon.

Roll dough into generous 1 inch balls and coat in sugar/cinnamon mixture.  Place balls on greased pan or ungreased stoneware.  Slightly press down and bake for 8 to 11 minutes, turning halfway through baking.

Remove from oven when just golden brown on edges and let them firm up slightly on your pan until you remove them to a wire rack to cool.

Best Ever Snickerdoodles

 

 

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