It's no secret how much I love cinnamon. Remember when I made Snickerdoodle Soft Pretzels, or when I made Horchata? My life is basically just one big exercise where I attempt to top everything I eat with cinnamon and sugar. It's the best flavor there is. Seriously.
In fact, my first love was a snickerdoodle. But a lot of people I've met think that's weird. Because they sound kind of silly. Why does such a delicious cookie have to have such a dumb sounding name? Nobody takes snickerdoodles seriously because somewhere some guy is breeding a new type of dog and he's calling it a snickerdoodle.
But there's some good news. Snickerdoodles are awesome, and SO easy to make. They're actually my favorite cookie ever to bake, because I get into such a rhythm when I'm making them. They don't take much time at all and they always get a positive reaction from the people I bake them for. And this recipe is a good one. I make snickerdoodles a lot, and I've tried a lot of different recipes. Some have different amounts of flour, or more butter. Really the only constant is the cream of tartar. Which is the weirdest ingredient in the world. It's used to stabilize egg whites, which is why you'll find it in any good angel food cake recipe, but it's also used to activate baking soda and prevent sugar from crystalizing (Source: The Kitchn).
I found this recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction. I made a few changes to it, but I liked the base recipe, which has a lot more flour than usual. This makes the cookies fluffier.
They've got crunchy cinnamon coated outsides, and the insides are soft and fluffy. And dipping them in a cinnamon white chocolate makes them even better. They kind of look like little hats don't they?
This whole week I have been very much inspired by the cookies that were sent to me as part of the Food Blogger Cookie Swap I took part in this year. I can't tell you too much just yet, but I'll have more information about that on the 16th of this month.
I'm gearing up to go back home in a few weeks, and I'll be baking up a storm. This is the perfect time of year for me, because the sweaters are bigger and it's much more acceptable to eat cookies as breakfast. I do that year round, but in December I don't get as many dirty looks. I cant' wait to share all my cookies with my friends and family.
What kinds of treats will you be baking this holiday season? Share some links with me!
Cookie recipe adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction.