As you guys know, I will take full advantage of any opportunity to bake. So, when Sibling called me last friday and told me she was in way over her head and had to bake something for a client bake sale, I knew that if I didn’t help, she would burn down her kitchen… and her roommate might not like that. So, last night, baking was done!
What is the easiest thing to make in mass quantities for a bake sale? COOKIES! What are my favorite cookies? Snickerdoodles! Of course, we had to mix it up a little. So, what is Jessica’s favorite other treat? Jelly is my Jam! Therefore, lovers, I present to you the best combination of flavors ever, Strawberry Stuffed Snickerdoodle Cookies!
These are easy as can be, and if you have ever made my Snickerdoodles before, you know that the best thing about Snickerdoodles is that they don’t require any “special” ingredients that you have to run to the store for. Most of the stuff you should just have in your pantry!
Ingredients (same recipe as my original Snickerdoodle Post- adapted from here)- I made a double batch so I could take some to work but the recipe below makes about 30 cookies!
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (about 6 3/4 ounces)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup Strawberry Preserves
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
2) In a large bowl mix together 3/4 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and butter with an electric mixer
3) Add in vanilla and egg and mix together with electric mixer
4) In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt, and stirring with a spoon
5) Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix with an electric mixer
6) Form dough into 30 balls.
7) In a dinner bowl combine 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
8) Roll each ball in sugar mixture, and place 2 inches apart on a tinfoil-ed and pam-ed baking sheets
9) Bake for 8 minutes or until edges begin to brown
10) Let cool
11) Once the cookies are cool take a sharp knife and cut horizontally (so that it opens like a bagel- yes I just compared a cookie to a bagel- one track mind? LOVE ME SOME CARBS!)
12) Spread a thin layer of Strawberry preserves on the bottom of the cookie and place the top of the cookie back on it to make the sandwich.
13) Package away for your loving sister and try not to eat all of them before you hand them to her.
Star Fabulous Rating: 10/10- in case you haven’t noticed… anything involving a Snickerdoodle base is a 10/10 in my book.