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Since I was little, playing with (my) food has been a favorite pastime. So has making puns. Combine these two things and you get SnickerPoodles! Before moving here from Canada, I hadn't ever met American snickerdoodle cookies before - and what a shame! They are an amazing balance of crispy/chewy. Add a dash of poodle shaped fun and you have, in my opinion, the perfect cookie.

*Thanks to Blair Emanuel for being a great model and cookie making cohort!

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Step 1: Recipe + Template

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Cinnamon SnickerPoodles

  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar for dusting

Makes 32 poodles.
Print out 4-8 sheets of the attached SnickerPoodle template. (8 if you have 4 baking sheets, 4 if you have 2 and will be making two rounds on the same ones.)

Step 2: Ready, Set, Go!

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I like to measure out all my ingredients before I get started mixing so there's less chance that I'll forget to add something!

Make sure there's a rack in the middle of your oven and preheat it to 350 degrees F.

Step 3: Mix It Up

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In a medium sized bowl, blend the butter and sugar with a spoon or hand mixer until well mixed.

Step 4: Get Wet

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Add the vanilla and eggs to the bowl and continue to mix until smooth.

Step 5: Spice & Rising

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Add the baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and stir well.

Step 6: It's Flour Time

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Slowly sift in the flour, mixing thoroughly until it has all been added. Be sure to stir all the way to the bottom of the bowl, getting any hidden flour bits. The dough will look similar to the last picture above when properly mixed.

Step 7: Line 'Em Up!

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On a large baking sheet(s), place two print outs of the poodle templates.

Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit just inside the edges of the baking sheet(s).

Step 8: The Set Up

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Set yourself up with a little dough ball making assembly line. Place your dough bowl next to a prepped baking sheet and have a small bowl with the 1/4 sugar for dough ball dipping nearby.

mnmama4 months ago

Adorable. Makes me want to try them with a dog biscuit recipe...make doggie treats.

curly gurly5 months ago
Sooo cute!! :)
meanmachine0311 months ago
I mean tablet
meanmachine0311 months ago
I can't find the link on my template
acoens1 year ago

This just cracked me up! What a clever cookie project and such great photography!

Since you mentioned engagement parties, there's a wedding tradition where I'm originally from (Southwestern Pennsylvania) that at a wedding, friends and family of the couple make *dozens* of cookies for the reception. There's even a separate table for guests to set them out and often caterers will take them and plate them. SnickerPoodles would be a huge hit at any cookie table!

Hi Paige,

Just wanted to say that I was having a not great day then I saw these and they made me happy. Thanks

Paige Russell (author)  auntbecky921 year ago

Thanks so much for letting me know auntbecky92! I had a lot of fun making these. I hope you have a wonderful, brand new day tomorrow.

Oh man, I somehow missed seeing these in person, but they are adorable!