Monday, January 23

My Sorta Snickerdoodles Recipe...

Last night we searched our cupboards and found not one thing sweet to eat. So, I searched online for a recipe I could make without having to run to the store. I came across Food Network's  Snickerdoodles recipe, and happily saw that I had ALMOST all the ingredients. No biggie,... with a few minor changes I figured I could make it work. Unfortunately we were out of cinnamon (Seriously, who doesn't have cinnamon?... apparently us.), and we didn't have quite enough butter so I supplemented the shortage with a bit of coconut oil. It was a success. Here's my revised version. You gotta try it...

3 tablespoons sugar 
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

3 1/2 cups flour 
1 tablespoon baking powder 
2 teaspoons baking soda 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 
1/2 cup butter 
2 tablespoons coconut oil 
2 cups sugar 
2 eggs 
1 tablespoon maple syrup 
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

In a small bowl, stir together the sugar and nutmeg and set aside. To make the cookie dough, stir together the dry ingredients (wait on the sugar). 

In another bowl, mix the butter & coconut oil (gradually building the speed). Note: If your butter and coconut oil are fresh from the fridge you may need to use a pastry blender to break them down a bit before mixing. Add the sugar and continue to mix, then add the eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla, and mix thoroughly. Add the dry ingredients and mix until blended.  

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll dough into balls about one inch in diameter. Then roll them in the nutmeg/sugar topping to coat. Place on an un-greased sheet pan (approx. 2 inches apart). Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until puffed up and the surface is slightly cracked. Let cool on the sheet pan a few minutes before removing to a wire rack or parchment paper to cool.Photobucket
These are delicious with pretty much any kind of tea. Photobucket
But today I made a chai green tea with whole milk and agave nectar... Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
Needless to say, it was delicious... 

Happy Tuesday everyone.


  1. Everything looks yummy! :P

    Happy Monday, Courtney! Hope you have a great week ;D.


  2. Oh yum! Snickerdoodles and tea???? PERFECTION! And way to be smart with the coconut oil.. I would not have thought of that!

    Janette the Jongleur

  3. Those cookies look and sound delicious! Please tell me you saved me one. ;)

  4. Courtney. Yes they sound delish. Even better with a little coconut oil I might think, don't you? Thanks for sharing.

  5. Mmm... Coconut oil. I love how its becoming more and more popular!

    I am a huge fan of tea (and cookies), another reason why we would be great friends! :)


  6. Those cookies look delicious (those pics are adorable!) and they sound good too! Love your blog! <3

    ~Rachel <3

  7. These look JUST down right delish. And boy do I know what you mean by not being able to find ONE sweet thing in the house LOL
    SO happy to have this recipe now!!!
    do you like Red tea?! Like Hibiscus or something? That and Chamomille and Mint are my faves.
    thanks for sharing!!!

  8. I have been in that situation and done that cupboard dig. When the sweet tooth calls, it's so hard not to listen. :-)

  9. Yum- those look SO amazing! I love your photographs with the pretty porcelain too, it makes them all the more delicious looking. P.S. I nominated you for a blog award, and tagged you in a post today!

  10. OOOOOOOH MY FAVORITE!! Those look great! Have you ever drizzled lemon frosting on them? It's seriously the best!


  11. is this weird to think they actually don't sound half bad for you!? maybe that's just what I'm trying to tell myself! haha. so happy to have stumbled on your blog! xoxo {av}

  12. yum those look so delicious! cant wait to try this! yum yum yum!

  13. Hi, Courtney! Just coming here again to wish you a great week! ;D

    Hope all is well on your end! Hugs!



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