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Snickerdoodles from the Cookie Book Cookiepedia!

Cookiepedia!  This book is a serious must have if your into baking and love cookies - it has more cookie recipes in it than you can shake a stick at!
Chocolaty cookies, buttery cookies, fruity cookies, sweet cookies, fancy cookies, spicy cookies, nutty and seeded cookies, savory cookies including 'Salt and Pepper' cookies which I quite like the sound of. 

In the end I made 'Snickerdoodles' Why? Because I like the mad name they've been given!  Cookies rolled in cinnamon-sugar before baking....

Cookiepedia is notebook style with easy to turn pages and room by each recipe for you to make notes if you want to.

 Every recipes comes with a few suggestions on how to 'Make' em your way' too.  There's even a handy conversion chart at the back - very useful with all this talk of 'cups' in the measurements!
So, as I was saying, after seeing 'Snickerdoodles' I had a go at making them.

As you know, I'm no baker and mine turned out a little flatter and a lot bigger than they should have been.   No worries there, just means there's more to eat with your cuppa!  That said, they tasted good so that's all that matters.

Now I supose you want the recipe? Well, I'll give you this one but as for the others you'll have to buy the book!

Recipe taken from the book Cookiepedia.

Makes 2 Dozen Cookies
Preheat your oven to 180C/350F or Gas 4
You will need:
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter - room temperature
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For rolling:
1/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons cinnamon

How to do it:
Grease several cookie sheers or line them with parchment paper.  Set aside.
Next, sift the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt into a bowl and set aside as well.  Cream the butter and both sugars until they're light and fluffy.  

Add the egg and vanilla and mix to combine.
Add the flour mixture in two batches, making sure the first is incorporated before adding the second.  Stop when the second batch is fully combined.

Stir together the cinnamon and sugar in a bowl.  Roll 1 inch balls of dough into the mixture. 
Place them on the cookie sheet about 2 inches apart or slightly more if you think you've had a heavy hand.  Flatten the balls of dough slightly with the palm of your hand.

Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes if you like them chewy, or 12-13 minutes if you prefer then crispy.
Cool the sheets on wire rack for a few minutes, then transfer the cookies directly onto the racks to let them finish cooling. 

Cookiepedia is written by Stacy Adimando and is published by Quirk Books.
Available from 1st September from Waterstones branches, your local bookshop and of course Amazon UK, The Book Depository and Play.Com

A big thank you to Mat at PGUK Publishers Group UK for sending me a copy.


  1. IT's a fabulous book isn't it? I just love mine. I haven't made the snickerdoodles but was oftly tempted. I made the Everything But the Kitchen Sink Cookies and they were WONDERFUL! This book is a winner for sure! xxoo

  2. They look lovely, Jan! I've been wanting to bake a bit more recently; this would be a handy book for me! :)

  3. Love the index with cookie pictures! What an inspired idea. Your Snickerdoodles look delicious.


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