This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of of Goldrich Eggs. All opinions are my own.
When it comes to desserts I’m all about cookies! Pies, cakes, cobblers, puddings–they are okay, and I make them for those around me that love them. I can usually pass all those up, but not a great cookie. That I can’t resist. And Snickerdoodles are at the top of my list. I’ve been making them since I was little though my husband, after sampling this batch, said I don’t make them often enough! These just melt in your mouth!
I always use butter in my cookies, but it can be trickier. The cookies don’t come out right say if you melt the butter or if the butter is too soft. I never remember to take the sticks of butter out of the fridge so I end up using the microwave to soften the butter. I just place the sticks in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds turning every 5 seconds until the butter is slightly soft. Then I use a mixer to mix the cookie dough. That way the mixer does all the work, and it’s no big deal if the center of the butter is a little hard. In fact some recipes call for refrigerating the dough before making the balls, but this way you don’t have to.
EGGS–Aren’t those beautiful gold yolks?–in the mixing bowl. I’ve only seen those golden yolks with Goldrich Eggs. Goldrich Eggs are also extra good for you with more beneficial Omega-3 vitamins and Lutein per egg than ordinary eggs! My cookies are prettier and richer with Goldrich eggs! I love #GoldrichYolk eggs!
Most people say to mix your dry ingredients first and then add them to the bowl. I never do that. I just make sure to swirl the cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in the flour a little before mixing. This saves a step and dishes. I’ve never ended up with a ball of soda in a cookie!
Next stir together the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll the dough into small balls. (I make about 3 dozen with one batch.) Then roll the ball in the sugar mixture and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
With the bottom of a glass gently mash the cookie balls down slightly. Now it’s time to bake them! Place them in a preheated 400 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. I like them soft so I lean toward the earlier time.