Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies. I like them to be soft and chewy. Since it is Christmas time, I decided to add in one of my other favorite flavors – peppermint. Peppermint is one flavor that screams Christmas to me, I enjoy it throughout the year, but go full-on peppermint about beginning of November.
- 1 cup butter (I used dairy-free butter so that Brad could eat them)
- 4/3 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 6 candy canes - crushed (I put mine in a ziplock bag and crushed it with a spoon)
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 375 and grease two cookie sheets (or use a handy dandy silicon mat)
- In a large mixing bowl (I used my Kitchen Aid stand mixer), cream together the butter and sugar until nice and smooth.
- Mix in the egg and vanilla
- Slowly mix in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. I did about 1 cup of flour at a time.
- Stir in the crushed up candy canes
- In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon for the topping
- Roll about 2 Tablespoons of dough into a nice ball then roll in the topping. Place the dough roughly 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the edges start to turn brown. I have a convection oven so my baking time is a bit faster.
- Let cool on a wire rack
Even a couple days later, these cookies were still soft, chewy, and delicious. I will probably make a couple more batches of this before the end of the year since these are just about gone.
What is your favorite Christmas flavor? Have you made any cookies yet?