Snickerdoodle Cookies

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My new apartment may not have air conditioning but that’s not going to stop me from baking!

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Is there ever a food that makes you think of a specific thing or time in your life? Snickerdoodles have such a weird history for me, which isn’t super surprising, but also kind of weird as well. When I was a kid living in Hawaii, I was apart of a swim and dive team, and every Friday one of our coaches would bring snickerdoodle cookies for herself. I don’t remember if they were homemade, or even her name (I know, I know, I’m the worst), but there was one time where I think my dad was late picking me up and after swimming laps for an hour and a half I was STARVING and was convinced I was going to die. I remember her coming up to me and giving me a snickerdoodle cookie. I felt like that meme, where the guy is feeding an oddly shaped animal out of their hand, it was such a weird interaction. But for some reason snick doodles fell off my radar, until we moved to Oregon and I hadn’t found a job yet so I didn’t have that much money for baking. So I wanted to find a cookie recipe I could use with what I had on hand. But I like to think they came out pretty well. At least, everyone at M’s work said they were good, so I’ll take their word.

1 cup butter, roomΒ temperature

1 1/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

3 cup flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

For rolling;

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

To start, cream your sugar and butter. If you’re like me and don’t have access to a stand mixer, or a mixer in general, use your hands! I mean, wash them first. But it’s easiest to use your hands. Basically just cream those until they’re fully incorporated, then add your egg and vanilla extract. Now, this is where I started using a spoon, because eggs are super runny and not fun to touch with your hands. But after mixing those bad boys together, you’ll want to mix your dry ingredients in another bowl. After that, add in your dry ingredients in thirds so they mix well. Again, if you have a stand mixer, or a mixer in general, I imagine you could throw it all in at once, turn it on, and walk away for five minutes. But since I do not, I go in thirds, mainly because I’m weak and my noodles aren’t can’t handle it. But after it’s all mixed your done! Well, I mean, practically. To bake, just take a tablespoon or a table-spoon and roll them in your cinnamon sugar. Bake those homies for 12-15 at 350 degrees fahrenheit and enjoy!

XO

Hannah

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