The college kid has been asking for them so I decided this past weekend to whip up some of my favorites.......Snickerdoodles and Chocolate Chip.
Let's start with Snickerdoodles, I found this recipe on my favorite website...Pintrest (www.mylitter.com). Tyler asked me to make cookies for work during the holidays and I ended up making a large batch to give to family for Christmas.
Here is what you will need
1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened (and for the love of baking use REAL butter!!)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Here is whatcha need to do:
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars with an electric mixer on high speed. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well. Preheat oven to 350 degrees while you let the dough rest for 30 to 60 minutes in the refrigerator.In a small bowl, combine the sugar with the cinnamon for the topping.Take about 2 1/2 tablespoons of the dough and roll it into a ball. Roll this dough in the cinnamon/sugar mixture and place on a ungreased cookie sheet (I use parchment paper on my cookie sheets). Repeat for the remaining cookies. Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes and no more. The cookies may seem undercooked, but will continue to develop after they are removed from the oven. When the cookies have cooled they should be soft and chewy in the middle.
I have a secret weapon that I use on this cookies....Trader Joe's Grinder with sugar and cinnamon. When the cookies have baked for about 6 minutes I grind some more sugar and cinnamon on them and the let the bake another 6 minutes.
Once they are done. I let them cool on paper towels...no fancy cooling racks here :)....and once they are cooled...YUMMY!!!
Next up....Chocolate chip....I found this one on Pintrest (www.bakerbettie.com ) as well and was a little unsure of this recipe because there wasn't a lot of ingredients. But have to say these are the best chocolate chip cookies...just trust me on this one!!!
Here is what you will need....
1 stick softened butter salted or unsalted, at room temperature
3/4 cup light or dark brown sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt, or large pinch
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup plus ¼ cup flour being careful not to pack down when measuring
1 cup chocolate chips
Here is what you gotta do...
Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl cream the butter and brown sugar together. Add egg and vanilla to the butter and brown sugar mix and mix together. Then add flour baking soda baking powder and salt. Once everything is mixed together add chocolate chips. The place a scoop of the dough onto a cookie sheet and bake for 8-12 minutes. Remove for cookie sheet to cool.
That's it...two super easy cookie recipes....Enjoy!!!