Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Amish Friendship Bread: Snickerdoodle Cookies

One of my husbands favorite cookies is snickerdoodles.  I figured that I would try the Friendship Bread version and see how they stacked up to the other recipe that we have always used.

I started by getting out all the ingredients to make sure that I had everything that I needed and luckily I did!!  I set to work putting all the ingredients in the mixer. The dough was very thick and a little sticky but not really hard to handle.

I mixed up the cinnamon and sugar per the recipe and I thought that there was way too much cinnamon versus sugar so I took some of the mixture out and added more sugar.  Doesn't this mostly look like cinnamon?

Then, I used my cookie scoop to scoop out even sized cookie balls into the cinnamon and sugar mixture.  I rolled them in the mixture and piled them up so that I could transfer them to the cookie sheets.

I fit 8 cookies on each sheet but they didn't expand as much as I left room for so I probably could have put on more easily.

I baked them for 10 minutes but they seemed to cook quickly so they were usually done a little under 10 minutes.  With the normal snickerdoodle cookies, I have to make sure they are out or they get super hard so I didn't want these to do the same.  They are a much softer cookie and didn't get too hard but they kept the nice cinnamon coating on the outside of the cookie.

I put them on the cooling rack and was amazed that I filled the whole cooling rack with tons of cookies.  I never make the amount that they say in the recipe because I always make the cookie a little bigger but I got over 40 cookies.

Overall, I love the cookies.  I think that they have all the great flavor of snickerdoodles but not the crunch.  Sometimes that is a good thing because my husband really likes a cake like cookie but I guess we will see if these become the new favorite recipe or not!!  I hope that you try this recipe and see what you think.  The original recipe is below and the only thing that I would change is the cinnamon and sugar to roll the cookies, decrease the cinnamon and it will be much better tasting (as well as more cost effective).

Amish Friendship Bread Snickerdoodle Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
Servings: 60
Yield: 60 cookies

1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F (190° C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add in wet ingredients.
  3. Mix in rest of ingredients except the last sugar and cinnamon.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Shape dough into 1 inch balls.
  6. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  7. Place them 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

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