Reader Rachel writes, “OMG I love this card set. I have them as well (an incomplete set as well though).. I am looking for the Snickerdoodles recipe. I lost the card and of course, it is my husband’s favorite cookie that I make.”
You’ve got it, Rachel! There are a zillion Snickerdoodle recipes online, but I see why you find this one interesting — there’s a half teaspoon of nutmeg mixed into the cookie.
I also see that it doesn’t have the standard cream of tartar that most Snickerdoodle recipes have.
It also has you use the tines of a fork to press down the cookie before baking. I don’t remember doing that with any snickerdoodles, but maybe I’m doodle dreaming.
The card says you can bake these cookies to fill the cookie jar if you only have basic ingredients on hand. The balls of dough are rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking and flattened with the tines of a fork before being baked crisp.
Tips: For easy shaping of cookie dough, you can use a tiny ice cream scoop – #70 or smaller.
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and beat until fluffy.
In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. Blend into creamed mixture to make a stiff cookie dough.
Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar with cinnamon in a small bowl.
Shape dough into balls the size of walnuts. Roll cookie balls in cinnamon sugar.
Place on greased cookie sheets, flatten with a fork, and bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes until very lightly browned.