When Martha told us a few weeks ago that our final class session would be a food potluck, I got excited at the opportunity to try a new recipe. I love eating cookies, but they tend to be the type of dessert I bake the least often. When I am in the mood to bake, my mind usually goes to brownies and cakes; they are often one-bowl recipes, and then you pour the whole thing into one baking dish, rather than spending the time breaking up dough into separate balls which takes more time.
My very health-conscious apartment does not often have butter lying around, so I searched for a simple (quick and easy!) recipe that did not require butter as an ingredient. I decided on cookies because I figured they would be easy to share with a group of people, rather than bringing in a whole cake. I came upon this recipe from The Frugal South Blog (http://www.thefrugalsouth.com/no-butter-snickerdoodle-cookies-recipe/#). It is really simple, and probably took a total of 35 minutes to make and bake.
First, I mixed the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Then I added the wet ingredients on top, and mixed the whole thing together until a ball of dough formed.
I prepared a small dish with a mix of cinnamon and sugar, and dipped tablespoon-sized balls of dough into the mixture, before lining them on a sheet pan. I baked them for 10 minutes, which was probably too long. However, when I checked on them at the 8-minute mark, they were super soft. I think I didn’t realize how hard they would get after setting. The recipe says to bake them for 8-10 minutes, and while snickerdoodles do tend to be harder cookies, these were a little too crunchy.
I would definitely make this recipe again, but next time I would cook them for 7 minutes.