Hope you guys are having a great week, it’s time for snickerdoodle cookies! Last week, we made Kahlua marshmallow fudge which is divine! Chrissy, from The Taylor House, and I are baking up a storm this holiday season thanks to some amazing products from Rodelle Vanilla. This week I am redoing an old classic! When you think about Christmas cookies, one of the classics that comes to mind are Snickerdoodle cookies. That’s why the second recipe this holiday season is a great recipe for my drunken snickerdoodle cookies. (You know I can’t make anything “normal”) These cookies have a great little bite to them (cinnamon bite silly) and are light and fluffy. You won’t believe what my secret weapon is to make them light and fluffy either (hint, it’s not the alcohol in this cookie recipe).
Snickerdoodles are my eldest daughter’s favorite cookie. Normally we just hit the store and grab some Snickerdoodles, but you and I both know that isn’t the best way to have amazing Christmas cookies! This year, I figured I would figure out how to make these sweet and tangy cookies but add a little flare to them. These cookies turned out even better than I expected. The cinnamon and sugar add so much flavor to this cookie recipe, the spiced rum gives the spices a little extra oomph. Like all of these recipes, the alcohol bakes off so all you are left with is a delicious holiday cookie that has a little extra pizzazz!
One thing that really surprised me about this cookie wasn’t the recipe. It was how much a good pan can make a difference. Chrissy and I were making cookies all day, and I was running out of pans. My first batch of Snickerdoodles were on my plain jane cookie baking sheets. The last batch was on my Tfal air bake pans, and it made the world of difference. I developed this recipe to result in a soft fluffy cookie. The ones on the regular baking sheet spread out too fast, and ended up with more of a flatter chewier cookie. The ones on the Tfal pan were absolutely perfection. The cookie was sweet and bright and fluffy. Of course those were the cookies that my kids were heading for first. Upon threat of death, they were told not to touch them until I could get some pictures to share with you guys! Look how amazing that cookie on the right looks!!!
How these cookies turned out really made me ready to pitch all my regular cookie sheets. One thing I am learning while I am learning to bake is that good ingredients make a HUGE difference, and so does having good baking supplies. You don’t have to break the bank, but finding baking sheets for the perfect cookies is really awesome.Print
Drunken Snickerdoodle Cookies
A great new take on the classic Snickerdoodle cookies
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 25
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: Desserts
- Two sticks of butter (room temperature)
- 1 1/3 Cup Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 3 1/4 C All Purpose Flour
- 1 t Cream of Tartar
- 1/4 t Rodelle Vanilla
- 1/2 t Salt
- 1 1/2 t Baking Soda
- 2 t Cinnamon
- 1/4 C Spiced Rum
- 1/4 C Sugar
- 3/4 t Cinnamon
- Preheat over to 375
- In a large bowl, cream the sugar, egg, and butter.
- In another bowl combine dry ingredients.
- Gently combine the wet and dry ingredients adding the spiced rum. Combine until all batter is moist.
- In another bowl, place the topping mix.
- Using a cookie scoop form balls, and then roll in topping mix.
- Place on cookie sheet about 1-2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or just until the cookies are slightly brown.
- You want to remove the cookies before they start to flatten out in order to maintain the fluffy soft cookie texture.
- Allow to cool and serve!
We hope you enjoy this Snickerdoodle recipe as much as we did. It’s quickly become one of our family’s favorite, and we are looking forward to giving it to our neighbors as homemade Christmas gifts this year!
If you love cookie recipes, make sure to check out these other great Christmas cookies on Quirky Inspired:
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