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!
Step 1: Recipe + Template
- 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!
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
In a medium sized bowl, blend the butter and sugar with a spoon or hand mixer until well mixed.
Step 6: It's Flour Time
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!
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
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.