snickerdoodles

If I was to tell you these are the best biscuits I have ever tasted you might not believe me until you tried them yourself. Snickerdoodles are an American biscuit that has it origins in Germany… there is much conjecture over the origin of the name so I am just going to stick with, its weird, but who cares they taste good!

This recipe is from an American friend whom I met while teaching in Boonah. One thing led to another and we started talking about food (I mean really, most of my conversations end up there). I asked her if she had an authentic recipe from her “MOM” and she did one better saying it was her Grandmothers.

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Now you all know that I love Grandmothers and this blog has so many favourite recipes that my Nana use to make on it. So I got a hold of this recipe and made it… Oh my… I think that these should be made and eaten straight out of the oven. I can’t tell you how many times these have been made in my kitchen and then you will hear “hot, hot, hot…ummmmm! They taste like little puffs of the best cakey doughnut you have ever eaten and they aren’t even fried.

The other ingredient that is essential is the copha or vegetable shortening as they call it in America. In the olden days ๐Ÿ™‚ butter was very expensive and only ever used for making special cakes and treats. I have tried the same recipe using butter, but the copha gives it a better lighter texture and it is dairy freeย for those that areย have issues in that area.

Ingredients

250g Copha (Vegetable Shortening) make sure you copha is a room temperature.

1 1/2 Cups (300g) Sugar

2 Eggs

2 3/4 Cups(470g) Plain Flour

2 Teaspoons Cream of Tartar

1 Teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda

pinch of salt

Cinnamon sugar (2 Teaspoons Cinnamon, 1/4 cup castor sugar)

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180ยบC and line large baking trays with baking paper.

2. Beat copha and sugar together until mixed well and you can’t feel the sugar between your fingers.

3. Add eggs one at a time until well combined.

4. Sift together all of the dry ingredients and add to ingredients. Mix until well combined.

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It makes it much better for cooking if you measure each biscuit and use a tablespoon to get close to the same as then the biscuits cook at the same time.

5. Roll into Tablespoon size balls then roll into cinnamon sugar until ball are completely covered.

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6. Place rolled cinnamon sugar covered balls on to baking trays (a good distance apart, as the biscuits spread) and bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes.

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THERMOMIX METHOD

Thermomix

This recipe was made in the TM5 and exact quantities can be made in the TM31

1. Preheat oven to 180ยบC and line a large baking tray with baking paper.

2. Beat room temperature copha and sugar together, 30 seconds/speed 5, scrape down the bowl and continue mixing 2 minutes/speed 5.

3. Add eggs and mix 20 seconds/speed 5, scrape down the bowl and mix another 1 minute/speed 5.

4.ย Add all other ingredients (except cinnamon sugar) and mix 30 seconds/speed 5, using the spatula to make sure all the ingredients is combined well.

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5. Roll into Tablespoon size balls then roll into cinnamon sugar.ย I normally put all the ingredients into another bowl to make it easier to get out the tablespoons, but you can do it straight from the mixing bowl if you like.

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6. Place rolled cinnamon sugar covered balls on to baking trays (a good distance apart, as the biscuits spread) and bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes.

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There are at bit too close you will see in the next shot ๐Ÿ™‚

As stated, you can eat them hot, but even cold, people bite into them not expecting the tasty goodness that is a snickerdoodle. If you have never tried one, please make these and then let me know what you think… I surmise that the rise of the home made snicker doodle will take off in Australia if people really knew how good they tasted!

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Bit too close together on the tray, but they still taste good!

Do you have a favourite biscuit recipe? What is the best recipe a friend has given you? Don’t forget to pop in and give me a comment it really does make my day!

Enjoy Irresponsibly!

Liz xx

 

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