Monday, November 05, 2012

English Snickerdoodles

I know... why Anglicise the name of these American favourites? But I added mixed spice, which is just too much of a flavour change not to receive mention. If you're making these elsewhere in the world, see the note at the end of the recipe for mixed spice ingredients so you can make a suitable substitution.

Beat together:
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) melted butter
  • 1 cup raw caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Stir in mixed dry ingredients:
  • 1 3/4 cups plain white flour
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar 
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Refrigerate dough for an hour or so.  

Mix together: 2 TBS raw caster sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 TBS mixed spice.

Shape cold dough into 1" balls and roll in spicy sugar.  

Place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet covered in baking paper.  Bake 375 or gas mark 5 for 8-10 minutes or so.  Less for chewy; longer for crunchy.

Warm cookie dipped in hot coffee... Amazing!!

NOTE:  A typical mixed spice combination consists of these ground spices: cinnamon, coriander, caraway, nutmeg, ginger, cloves.

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