When I was baking at our church girls’ camp, we ran out of white sugar at the end of the week so I made Snickerdoodles with all brown sugar. I thought they were great. This time, I did the same but substituted browned butter for regular butter and shortening in the original recipe. This results in a very interesting and rich flavor like no ordinary Snickerdoodle.
Adapted from recipe by:
Peg, a nurse I worked with in Dothan, Alabama
1 cup butter
1 ½ cups brown sugar
2¾ cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Heat butter in light colored skillet, swirling constantly, until dark golden brown and has a nutty aroma. Set aside to cool.
3. Cream together: butter, brown sugar and eggs.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together: flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
3. Blend both mixtures together.
4. Form into balls and roll in cinnamon sugar.* SEE NOTES
5. Bake for 8-9 minutes.
* ¼ cup sugar to 1 tablespoon cinnamon
** Alternative: Added 3 tablespoons lemon zest to cookie dough. Skip the sugar-cinnamon. When cookies are cool, glaze with 1½ cups powdered sugar mixed with ¼ cup lemon juice.
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