Monday, October 15, 2007

The Snickerdoodle.

So, Saturday morning, I ran an Oktoberfest 5k here in town. It was a cool crisp fall-like day for once. So, when I got home, I decided that I'd make something homey tasting. Homey to me, always equals cinnamon. There is just something about the smell and flavor of cinnamon that is comforting. It's like a warm quilt.

Okay, that sounds really lame.

Anyway, so, I was thinking cinnamon and I decided to attempt to make Snickerdoodles. Now, my only experience eating snickerdoodles has been from Mrs. Fields in the mall. And I think the only reason I had one, was because they were giving them away free. (Normally, I opted for white chocolate macadamia nut, or chocolate chip). And I really liked it. The perfect cookie texture, nice and chewy... almost caramel-like in texture in the center, with a lightly crunchy exterior.

I searched around for some recipes and came up with a Martha Stewart one. I'm not crazy about this recipe. I expected more chewiness and less cakey-ness. I also feel like they need to be more sweet. They turned out really pretty though. But, the next time I am craving a snickerdoodle, I'll try a different recipe. These are good. Just not GREAT.

*** I did make one change to the recipe, I added a little vanilla. I just can't bake anything without vanilla. It's a sickness.