I have always thought snickerdoodle was an odd word. Thanks to Wikipedia though, I have found there are two theories on how it originated. One, snickerdoodle is a take on Schneckennudlen, which is German for snail noodles, a kind of pastry. Two, it is simply a nonsense word from a New England tradition of whimsical cookie names. Isn’t that funny? History lesson aside, snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie. The cinnamon scented dough is like a warm blanket. Pure comfort in sugar form.
There is one blogger that always has the best cookies recipes, and it’s none other than Sally from Sally’s Baking Addiction. In just one year, she has sky rocketed to blogger fame, which is no surprise. The woman is a genius in the kitchen. You can’t improve on perfection, but I did add ground coffee to her snickerdoodle recipe. Only because I am currently obsessed with adding cinnamon into my morning cup of java. The ground coffee is subtle in these Coffee Snickerdoodle Cookies and adds a hint of espresso flavor. Plus there is no chilling time for the dough. Cookie to mouth in twenty minutes!
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 and ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- ¼ teaspoon ground coffee
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground coffee
- Whisk the sugar, cinnamon and coffee together in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In the bowl of stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter until smooth about 1 minute on medium speed. Incorporate sugar and mix until it's light and fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla extract.
- In medium sized bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. On low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture in 3 different parts. The dough is quite thick so don't be ashamed to use your hands.
- Roll a tablespoon or two of the dough into a ball and toss in the reserved sugar topping. Bake cookies for 11-12 minutes.
Recipe slightly adapted from Sallys Baking Addiction Snickerdoodle recipe