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I was never a big fan of snickerdoodles… actually I hadn’t ever even TRIED them until I moved to Texas 7 years ago. They’re quite popular down here. AND I have to admit, they are quite delicious as well. Baking over the holidays is one of my favorite traditions, and these Maple Snickerdoodle Cookies have been added to the “to bake list” from now until the end of time!
Yes, they are THAT good!
Lets talk about holiday traditions for a moment shall we?
I firmly believe that it’s the glue that holds the magic of Christmas together as we grow up and look at Christmas as adults. It’s the memories and the moments and the specialness that keeps that magic alive! Some of my most vivid childhood memories are around the holidays, and I am willing to bet a dozen of these cookies, that its the same for you too.
Making new traditions with your own kids and family and friends is magical in its own right, but its the long standing ones that hold the most memories and magic for me. Holiday baking is one of those special things that I look forward to the most each year!
Maple Snickerdoodle Cookies ingredients:
1 cup butter, room temperature
¾ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 egg, plus 1 yolk
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 ¾ cup flour
½ cup – ¾ cup maple baking chips
¼ cup sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
Maple Snickerdoodle Cookies directions:
- Preheat the oven to 325. Line a baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper.
- In a bowl, mix together the wet ingredients: butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Stir until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- In a second bowl, mix baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, cinnamon and flour. Mix well.
- Pour the flour mixture into the wet mixture slowly, stirring between each.
- Stir in your maple chips. You can add more or less to your liking.
- In a small bowl, mix ¼ cup sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon.
- Roll a small amount of dough into a ball. Roll into the cinnamon sugar and place on your baking mat.
- Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
*For an extra boost of maple deliciousness, add ½ tsp maple extract!*
Now you know I am ALL ABOUT that extra shot of mapple deliciousness with these Maple Snickerdoodle Cookies. It’s definitely an extra pop of flavor that is oh so good! If holiday baking is one of your favorite traditions, you’ll definitely want to add these cookies to your list!
What is one of you most favorite, can’t miss, look forward-to-all-year traditions?
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