So sitting here in the mountains the last few days, I have been completely worthless. I haven't done much but eat and sleep and occasionally watch Hulu. Between doctor's appointments and various projects I haven't had any time to truly rest. It caught up with me and I finally felt a little better. That was till earlier today, but that's another story for another time.
During my hours of Pinterest while watching Hulu, didn't you know we live in a three screen world these days, I found so many recipes. I have actually never made a recipe I found on Pinterest. I have my favorite sites that I like to visit and collect but never bucked up and made one. That all changed when I stumbled upon Disneyland's Snickerdoodle Cookie recipe. FYI I've also never had a snickerdoodle. I was in the Disney spirit because the Christmas decorations started coming out early this year and my favorite set of Disney's carolers made me miss Disneyland. I needed a little disney in my life. I have a pretty unhealthy relationship with Disney. Besides Disney giving me unrealistic love and hair goals, I have truly wonderful memories of everything Disney and Disneyland. Again, my first cookbook was Disney's. So I was thrilled when I saw this post on Six Sisters' Blog So thank you girls for brightening my day.
My cookies might not be the best representation of these beauties. These cookies were melt in your mouth good. The tops were slightly crispy and inside was so soft and buttery. I did change a few ingredients to what I had on hand and they definitely didn't hurt the recipe.
3 1⁄2 cups all purpose flour
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda (fresh is the best)
1⁄2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup French butter or salted butter, soft
2 cups sugar
1⁄4 cup skim milk
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
6 tablespoons of granulated sugar
1 teaspoon of good quality ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
2. In a small mixing bowl place flour, baking soda, cream of tartar. Give it a quick mix.
3. In a large mixing bowl whip butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and continue to mix. Then add milk and mix. Finally add vanilla bean paste and mix till combined.
4. Using a large sieve sift the flour mixture into the butter mixture and combined gently.
5. Taking a cookie scoop, I chose the smallest one I had, and scoop out dough. Roll into a ball and set aside. Continue till all the dough has been rolled.
6. In a small bowl mix granulated sugar and cinnamon. Then roll balls in the sugar mixture till completely covered.
7. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes. They will look undercooked but take them out and place on a cooling rack. They will be soft when cooled if you cook them longer they will crispy up after cooling.
**You can see the original post on Six Sisters' Blog.