Our popular snickerdoodle cookie recipe from 2009 has a new video and photo update. It’s soft, chewy and slightly crispy on the edges. You might just eat 2-3 cookies in one helping. Enjoy.
Snickerdoodle Cookie Video
It was for another addition to our deep-dish-a-la-mode-cookie repertoire, aka pizookies. Aka I-can’t-stop-eating-these-cookies. However, there was one minor problem. I had no snickerdoodle cookie recipe for the dough that I wanted to use. There were no snickerdoodle recipes in any of my go-to dessert cookbooks, no family recipes, no nada.
So I embarked on a little snickerdoodle cookie cyber research quest to discover the beauty behind these tasty cinnamon sugar cookies. I knew very well of how snickerdoodle cookies should taste, but there was a particular element to snickerdoodle cookies that I couldn’t place my tongue on. It wasn’t long before I started seeing a trend in the different recipes to see what that element was, cream of tartar. You know, that little white powder so many of us have in our spice drawers and always wonder what the hell it is used for.
Turns out cream of tartar is a cast off from wine making and also primary element in many brands of baking powder. It is actually an acid salt that can help stabilize eggs and impart a slight acidic taste when used in cooking such as in snickerdoodle cookies. It’s that little extra element that contributes to the texture and lends a particularly unique flavor element to the cookies. Fascinating, really, but I still didn’t have any damn snickerdoodle recipe. Many of the recipes I found online were very good, like ...