See what Santa got this year.
He had seven of them.
I love a soft, chewy cookie. There’s so much yumminess packed into such a small package. And they’re portable. I love portable. Next to pie, it’s probably my favorite treat – I could easily have a blog devoted just to cookies. Tempting…
My 30 cookies sitting on the cooling rack wasn’t even on the same playing field as my friend Melissa, though, who made…are you ready?…17 dozen cookies the week before Christmas. That’s 204 cookies. I keep saying that over and over again. Can you imagine having 204 cookies in your kitchen?
I call that nirvana.
Snickerdoodles are definitely a front-runner amongst the land of cookies. I tossed in some cinnamon chips this time, thanks to Hershey’s who sent me 10 bags.
I wrote to them, frustrated because none of you could find their cinnamon chips to make my Pumpkin Spice Muffins. Not only did their Public Relations Manager respond right away, she sent out a box for me to give away.
Now you can make the muffins and these cookies.
Thank you Hershey’s. You’re about to make a lot of people very happy. Santa sure was.
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Snickerdoodles with Cinnamon Chips
Makes 30 cookies
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
• 3 tablespoons sugar
• 1 tablespoon cinnamon
• 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 1/2 cups sugar
• 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
• 1/2 cup shortening
• 2 eggs
• 1/2 cup cinnamon chips
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the 1 1/2 cups sugar, butter, shortening, and eggs. Stir in the dry ingredients. Fold in the cinnamon chips.
Scoop dough into a rounded tablespoon balls (I used a medium sized dough/cookie scoop). Roll balls in the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Place 2 inches apart on non-stick cookie sheets.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from sheets and cool completely on a wire rack.
(slightly adapted from the lovely Kathy at Cooking on the Side)