Piles of snicker doodles
Snicker doodles are such delicately yummie cookies. After given up trying to bake cinnamon rolls for the third and fourth times for lacking of the proper flour – somehow the kitchen staff kept giving me the flour to make dumplings – I thought of giving myself a long break from baking. Then I stumbled upon the recipe of snicker doodle. I have the urge to go back into the kitchen and start baking again. I like the name of the cookies. Maybe it tastes as good as it sounds ….
It’s not easy to find stuff for baking and cooking in this city, so I mostly rely on the hotel’s kitchen to supply me with some of their not-so-limited stocks. Eventhough, the frustration of not being able to find good quality items are still there. I may be able to get ranges of top quality lobsters, king prawns, abalones, etc. But food items for baking? Well, have to try working with what I have.
The dough is so soft and fluffy. Puffed up nicely in the oven and crumbles sooo easily when cooled off. Just beautiful to go with my morning milk tea.
* 190 gram plain flour
* 1 tsp cream of tartar
* 1/2 tsp baking soda
* 1 tbs ground cinnamon
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 225 gram unsalted butter
* 165 gram caster sugar
* 1 egg
1.) Sift flour, cream of tartar, baking soda & 1 tsp cinnamon powder
Add salt. In separate bowl beat butter & all but 2 tbs of sugar
until fluffy and then add egg
2.) Combine dry ingredients with butter mixture. Wrap dough in
parchment & refrigerate for 30 mnts. Mix together remaining sugar
and cinnamon powder. Shape dough into balls, roll into powder
3.) Pre-heat oven 200C. Place balls 5 cm apart. Flatten each dough
slightly with a fork
4.) Bake for 10-15 mnts. Cool for 5 mnts
** Recipe from 500 Cookies by Philippa Vanstone