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[The Cookie Elf File] Easy Snickerdoodles: Just 4 Ingredients
September 03, 2014
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Feature: Easy Snickerdoodles: Just 4 Ingredients!

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Easy Snickerdoodles, a variation of the timeless molded cookie, are the ultimate “comfort food cookie” – not just in taste but also in simplicity.

This recipe follows the pattern of traditional Snickerdoodles: they are a classic sugar cookie recipe rolled in cinnamon sugar rather than just granulated sugar. But what makes this Snickerdoodles version so simple is its base. It calls for a cinnamon muffin mix or a cinnamon cake mix as the key ingredient, thereby eliminating the mess that can be part of measuring and mixing. And because the cinnamon cake mix includes pre-mixed cinnamon sugar, you save the additional step of mixing those items, too.

Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Bake time: 8-10 minutes
Makes 30-36 cookies

Get the full recipe for Easy Snickerdoodles. And you can see all kinds of Snickerdoodle variations on our Snickerdoodles Pinterest Board.

Cookie Baking Tip of the Week: How to Alter a Cookie’s Texture

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You can vary a cookie’s texture (such as the texture of Easy Snickerdoodles) with simple changes to the recipe.
  • Cookies can have a crisper texture if you eliminate one egg from the cookie recipe.
  • Cookies can have a more cake-like texture if you add an extra egg to the recipe.
  • Cookies can be chewy or crispy depending on how long you bake them. For a chewier cookie, bake on the low side of the suggested time. For a crisper cookie, bake 1-2 minutes longer.

See more helpful and interesting tips for baking cookies on our Cookie Baking Tips Pinterest board .

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

The Cookie Elf

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