Friday, September 25, 2015

Stand Mixers Make it Fun to Bake Cookies: Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

snickerdoodle cookie recipe
Photo: Alcione

Stand Mixers Make it Fun to Bake Cookies!

A few years ago, my sister-in-law mentioned that she burned up her mixer before Christmas making divinity. A good friend who baked and decorated cakes for the public had the same thing happen to her mixer a few years back while she was making icing.

In my case, it was cookie dough that caused the demise of my hand mixer. My husband surprised me with a KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer to replace the one I burned up. Wow, what a difference. I've used the stand mixer since 2008, and absolutely love the ease in preparing cookie dough and other stiff dough.

Over a recent holiday season, my daughter-in-law and I made dozens of cookie recipes, several bread recipes, and a couple of pies using the mixer.

KitchenAid 5 Qt.
Artisan Stand Mixer

The stand mixer made it possible to continue other food preparation tasks while waiting for the dough to mix. It really is helpful for someone with painful hands and shoulders not to have to mix and stir heavy cookie batters and bread dough. It really does make cooking and baking a joy, again.

A quality stand mixer will out perform and outlast hand mixers. They are heavier and are able to handle heavier batters and dough.

One of the recipes that we used so much over the holidays was the Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe. Our family loves them so much we are asked to bake them quite often, even when the holiday season has passed. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
A stand mixer makes it possible to
continue other food preparation tasks
while waiting for the dough to mix.

Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe 

A Great Recipe for Any Occasion!

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp Watkins double-strength vanilla
  • 1 tbsp Watkins cinnamon, more if desired
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Mix flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside. In the stand mixer bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups sugar, butter, shortening and eggs until well-blended and smooth. Turn mixer to low speed and mix in flour mixture.

Refrigerate dough, if needed, until firm enough to shape. Shape level tablespoons of dough into 1 1/2" balls. Mix cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar in small bowl. Roll balls in cinnamon mixture. Place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned and tops are crinkled. Remove to wire rack to cook. Makes 48 cookies.

Making Snickerdoodles Makes Memories—Betty Makes Snickerdoodles with Her Grandson Carter

What is your favorite cookie recipe? 

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