Snickerdoodles are distinctively chewy, soft, and filled with cinnamon sugar flavor.
Why are snickerdoodles so good, you ask? Well, for one, they are easy to make and so delicious to eat. Those crackled tops, that slight tanginess, and the perfectly chewy texture all add up to make these Snickerdoodles a must-bake!
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Are snickerdoodles sugar cookies with cinnamon?
If you're wondering what characteristics make a snickerdoodle, well I've got you covered. Snickerdoodles are soft and chewy and have a cinnamon sugar coating.
These cookies aren't simply sugar cookies covered in cinnamon sugar, though. One of the signature ingredients in snickerdoodles is cream of tartar.
This ingredient gives snickerdoodle cookies their slight tang. And, most importantly, cream of tartar helps these cookies stay perfectly chewy.
What is cream of tartar exactly? Well, it's known most for enabling egg whites to whip up into beautiful peaks for the likes of meringue. The role of cream of tartar in snickerdoodles, however, is to prevent sugar in the cookies from crystallizing. This crystallization is what gives sugar cookies their crunch.
So, while sugar cookies and snickerdoodles have a lot in common in terms of ingredients, cream of tartar is the biggest and most important differentiator in terms of taste and texture.
Snickerdoodles without eggs
Snickerdoodles are easy to make! One important note about this particular snickerdoodle cookies recipe is that it's made without eggs. And you would never know it!
To make snickerdoodles without eggs, we use milk as an added ingredient and the power of chilling. The power of chilling? Yes, by chilling the cookie dough overnight, the flour becomes fully hydrated, giving these cookies perfect moisture and fluffiness.
Typically, eggs serve to give structure and promote leavening in cookies. Without them, we are able to complete both these requirements via the added milk and chilling time.
And the flavor? Spot on in this eggless snickerdoodles recipe! The chilling time also helps develop the flavors, so yet another reason to make sure you allow sufficient time for these cookies to hang out in the fridge overnight.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
These snickerdoodles are made without eggs, however, they do contain dairy in the form of butter and milk. While I have not tried making these dairy-free, you can try substituting the butter for vegan butter and the milk for non-dairy milk.
Yes! To make these snickerdoodles with eggs, simply omit the milk and substitute for one large egg at room temperature. Follow the rest of the instructions as listed.
Once the cookies are completely cool, place them in an airtight container and store at room temperature up to one week. They may even last a bit longer than a week! Storing snickerdoodles in an airtight container will retain their moisture and their signature chewiness, too.
They sure can! Once the cookies are completely cool, place them on a baking sheet in a single layer. Freeze for at least an hour than transfer for a freezer-safe bag. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost at room temperature or place in a 350ºF (177ºC) oven for 5-7 minutes until warm.
I get asked for eggless cookie recipes all the time! Whether it's for folks who cannot tolerate eggs or have an allergy or simply don't have access to fresh eggs, this recipe was made for you. I must say, though, these snickerdoodles are so tasty and moist and you will not miss the eggs one bit.
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