These cookies. THESE COOKIES! I just can’t even describe how amazingly delicious they are — perfectly puffy, soft, chewy, and oozing with Biscoff Spread. My sister-in-law was completely smitten with them.I think her exact words were, “Katrina! These cookies are insanely amazing. They are way too good to be true. In fact, they should be illegal.” — Katrina Bahl, The Biscoff Cookie & Spread CookbookClick Here To See More Snickerdoodle Recipes
For people who like simple cookies, tender snickerdoodles are better than the fanciest decorated cookie. They are all about sugar and spice, but if you like vanilla, add a teaspoon to the dough. This recipe makes a lot of cookies, so have designated recipients before you start baking.
You can find recipes for snickerdoodles in very old cookbooks. They are a Southern favorite: sugary, a little chewy, and filled with sweet spicy goodness. This is one of those recipes that needs shortening to give the baked cookie the desired texture. When I have tried using all butter, the cookies don’t have the soft, chewy texture that I prefer.
Snickerdoodles have old-fashioned cookie charm with the fanciful name, crinkled coating and delectable cinnamon-sugar flavor, a batch of Snickerdoodles is certain to bring back memories or make treasured new ones.
I've been baking snickerdoodles and giving them as gifts for years, and this recipe is the best rendering I know for these wonderful, simple (and aren't the simple recipes usually the best?) cookies. Most snickerdoodle recipes, and there are many, don't include vanilla, but using both it and all butter make quite a difference. Enjoy!