I think that one of the biggest misconceptions about baking during the holidays is that you have to spend hours in the kitchen. As much as I love to cook and bake, with three young kids and one on the way, I just don’t have time for that kind of commitment this year. I don’t think that making tasty baked goods needs to be some huge production, I just think the end result needs to taste good. One of my favorite cookies of all time, whether it’s the holidays or not, is the snickerdoodle. There’s just something about a soft and buttery sugary cookie coated in cinnamon and sugar that makes my sweet-loving heart happy.
Yesterday we had some friends over for a play date, and I wanted to have something “homemade” on hand to offer up as a snack, but I had zero motivation to spend a lot of time slaving away in the kitchen, or doing dishes for that matter. So, I decided to test my theory. My theory being that I could take a little help from some store bought dough, add a couple of pantry staples to kick the dough up a notch, and bam, I could create the simplest, yet still totally delicious, snickerdoodle cookies ever! I was not wrong. With just a few ingredients, and in a short amount of time, I had succeeded!
These cookies, are chewy, sweet, and easy enough to whip up on a whim!
- 1 large roll of sugar cookie dough
- 4 Tbs granulated sugar
- 1 Tbs ground cinnamon
- 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- 2. In a small bowl mix together sugar and cinnamon.
- 3. Using either a table spoon or a large spoon to equally measure dough, take a scoop from roll, roll it into a ball between your hands, and then roll it in cinnamon sugar mixture.
- 4. Place dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
- 5. Bake for about 10 minutes, and then allow to cool slightly on baking sheet, before moving to a cooling rack.
What’s you favorite cookie?