Thursday, August 30, 2012

Apple Cider Snickerdoodles


These are a lovely combination of sweet apple cider, cinnamon, and a little sweet from the sugar. I know I put a teaser on Facebook two days ago if anyone saw it saying I would post these yesterday but then after they cooled completely (because of course I got excited and immediately posted about them) then I decided I wasn't completely happy with them. They were too chewy and the apple cider was to strong. But I changed the recipe and now they are perfect! At least to me. I don't ever want to share a recipe with you all that I'm not completely happy with. I am completely happy with these though. 




I bet these would freeze well also which would be perfect for the holiday season. They're quick and easy to throw together and have a nice little twist in the flavor, a light undertone of apple cider. Yum! These would make a lovely addition to an assortment platter of cookies also. Happy baking!

Apple Cider Snickerdoodles
Makes about 2 dozen

Ingredients:
- ½ cup butter, unsalted
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- 1 whole egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1
cups all-purpose flour
- 4 packets apple cider drink mix (not the sugar-free kind)
- ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
-
teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375F. In a mixer cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Scrape bowl. Add egg and vanilla. Mix until blended, scrape bowl.
2. Add the flour, drink mix packets, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Mix on low speed until combined. The dough will be a little soft, refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
3. In a small bowl combine 4 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Scoop the dough into about 1 ½” balls and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place balls of dough on a cookie sheet.
4. Bake 9-10 minutes or until set around the edges and tops are light brown. Cool for a few minutes on the sheet pan then remove to cooling rack.


This an original recipe



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