Snickerdoodle Cookies with a Valentine’s Day Twist
Happy Monday friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. I had planned on posting another Valentine’s Day craft today but after all the love you guys gave me over my Valentine’s Day Candy Bark I thought you wouldn’t mind another tasty dessert recipe. This time it’s my Snickerdoodle Cookies with a Valentine’s Day Twist. My husband absolute favorite cookies are snickerdoodles. He loves them. He also loves when I make them to for him to bring to work. I think he likes to show off. If there is ever a night when I ask him what dessert he want he will always say these cookies. I like them too, but personally, I’m a chocolate chip kinda girl.
Since they are his absolute favorite, I made a few batches last week to add to his Valentine’s Day care package. Since I was going with a Valentine’s Day theme I wanted to spruce up these yummy treats with a festive look. I did that by adding in some pink sprinkles to the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Bam. Valentine’s Day cookies! So easy, and so festive. I think these would be really great for homemade Valentine’s too. Okay, on to the recipe…
For cookie batter:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
For cinnamon sugar coating:
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp pink sprinkles
In a mixing bowl beat butter until smooth (about 3o seconds). Add the 1 cup of sugar, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of the bowl. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in flour in 1/2 cup increments. Cover and let chill for about one hour or until the dough is easy to handle.
Preheat oven to 375° F. Combine the 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of sprinkles. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in sugar/sprinkle mixture until completed coated. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until edges are golden. (Watch them carefully they bake up fast!) Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Source: Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book
I tasted them before shipping them off – they were delicious!
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I’m with your hubby…give me snickerdoodles any day of the week! Although I wouldn’t turn down a chocolate chip cookie either! What an easy way to dress them up for a holiday. I’m sure he will love them. Have a great week!
I think I need to get on your cookie mailing list 🙂 Yummy!!
Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! It looks fabulous.
Great photos too!
Love these! My grandmother used to make them for me, thanks for reminding me of her.
These look amazing! I am going to try them! Come visit me over at greatastestuesdays.blogspot.com !!
Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite. I like the Valentine Day twist on them . Thank you for sharing.
Oh my gosh friend. I could feature every single one of your posts this week! GREAT! GREAT! GREAT! I am so glad you’ve been linking up to Show & Tell. xoxo, T.
These are making me hungry! 🙂