Rose & Co Blog: Grandma's Christmas Snickerdoodles

Grandma's Christmas Snickerdoodles



Happy Tuesday, ya'll!

I'm so stinking excited to take part in the Christmas Traditions blog hop hosted by Rach over at Like a Saturday. If you're visiting from Place of my Taste, WELCOME! Today I want to share with you a top-secret tradition in our home, Grandma's Christmas Snickerdoodles.


This recipe is my great grandma Eileen's treasured recipe that my family has enjoyed for years and years. I can remember sitting on my Grandma Helm's kitchen counter as a toddler rolling the dough into balls and through the cinnamon sugar and watching in amazement as the round balls turned into cookies in the oven.


I can't wait for the day that Jake and I have little's so we can share the memories with them, sticky fingers and all.




So because this recipe is sealed under lock-and-key and I couldn't get family permission to share, i'm going to share a similar recipe that might not be quite as special,  but is as delicious as my great-grandmas.

You will need:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
    1/3 cup  brown sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
    1/4 teaspoon salt
For Rolling: 
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • In a stand mixer (or with a hand mixer) cream together your butter and both sugars until well blended; then add your eggs and vanilla, and mix until thoroughly combined
  • Add dry ingredients to wet until a dough is formed (don't overmix) 
  • Scoop out dough and roll into perfect balls, placing on a cookie sheet
  • Refrigerate your dough balls for at least 1 hour so they don't bake flat
  • Take out, roll in cinnamon sugar, and get ready to bake!
  • Bake in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. TRUST ME when I say, take them out at 10 minutes! They will be slightly under cooked but will finish cooking out of the oven, and this is a sure way to get that delicious chewy center.




These cookies are seriously delicious and pretty darn close to my great-grandma's recipe. Serve 'em warm with a glass of milk and there won't be any leftover for Santa Clause Christmas Eve :)


What are some of your Christmas traditions? I'd love to hear in the comments below! Afterwards, make sure you head over to visit I Should be Mopping the Floor to check out what makes Christmas special in their family.


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Thank you so much for coming by!

Until Next Time,
xo Kylie









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20 comments :

  1. Oh dear! These look so super yummy and festive! I'll have to give this one a try this weekend! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Anna! You will LOVE THEM! Happy Hump day, gorgeous!

      xo,
      K

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  2. I L-O-V-E snickerdoodles! They're even better when its an heirloom recipe. I'll be saving this to bake for our Christmas celebrations!

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  3. YUM! I love to make cookies this time of year. They are the perfect treat.

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  4. Love snickerdoodles and love that you are keeping the recipe under lock and key, which makes them extra special!! :)

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  5. These look delicious. But deep down I want that secret recipe since I can't have it. ;)

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  6. you are adorable and i want those cookies! love snickerdoodles!

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  7. Snickerdoodles are seriously my all time favorite holiday cookie! I am sure the ones you make are amazing!

    Oh and BTW, your hair always looks fabulous!
    Have a good Wednesday!

    XO,
    Emily
    Www.idodeclareblog.com

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    1. Thank you, sweet Emily! I hope you're Christmas season is just perfect so far :)

      xo,
      Kylie

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  8. Can't wait to try this recipe! These look so good, thanks for sharing!

    Emily at Style Cubby

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    1. One of my all time favorites! I hope you're in the Holiday spirit, Emily!

      xo,
      Kylie

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  9. It looks delicious..thanks for sharing :)

    Would you like to follow each other in gfc? Please let me know on my blog or follow me and i will follow you back:)

    Jolahogg.blogspot.ie

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    1. Hi, Jola! Thanks for coming by. I hope you get a chance to try the recipe :)

      xo,
      Kylie

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  10. I have been craving Snkickerdoodles! I am going to make these!

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    1. They're SO good with a big glass of milk. I could eat an entire batch in one sitting! Thanks for coming by, Carrie!

      xo,
      Kylie

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  11. I think it's so special that you make your grandmother's recipe for the holidays, and thanks for sharing a similar one with us. They look delish!

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    1. Thank you so much, Katie! They're so tasty. I'm so glad you could come by :)

      xo,
      Kylie

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  12. Yummers! These look delicious, Kylie! Such a sweet and special tradition~So glad to be on this tour with you!

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    1. This was such a fun tour, Kristi! I hope you and your family are getting so excited for Christmas!

      xo,
      Kylie

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