My 7 yr old is the Snickerdoodle king. He's not a big fan of chocolate, so this cookie is perfect for him. He's such a fan, that he's taken bakery snickerdoodles to school for his birthday for the last 2 years.
When I saw this recipe from Crepes of Wrath, I was intrigued. Graham Cracker? I expected a snickerdoodle with crunch. But that's not what I got!
The result was a thick, moist, flavorful cookie. The graham crackers get crushed to crumbs, so there really isn't any crunch.
So, the verdict? My son took one small bite and told me they were wonderful! He then politely asked if he could have the rest of the cookie! Well, of course, silly boy!
The only problem is that the recipe only makes 15-20 cookies. I got 19. I will have to double it next time so there is enough goodness to last.
**Edited 1/12/11: I doubled this yesterday and they did NOT turn out! Do not double! **
Since this cookie is just divine, I'm entering it for the 4th week of The Twelve Weeks of Christmas Cookies!
Graham Cracker Snickerdoodles
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1 teas vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 9 crackers, which is one sleeve)
1 teas baking powder
1/4 teas salt
Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teas cinnamon
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease and/or line your baking sheets.
2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and both sugars together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla until just combined.
3. Crush your graham crackers in a blender or food processor, pulsing until they are just crumbs. (I put them in a bowl and my son pounded them!) In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture and mix at a low speed until combined.
4. Combine the Cinnamon Sugar Coating ingredients in a small bowl. Roll the dough into balls, then roll the balls in the Cinnamon Sugar Coating. Place on baking sheet and flatten a bit with the palm of your hand. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until baked through but still soft, and just barely golden.
Makes 15-20 cookies.
Anything with graham crackers is a plus with me!ReplyDelete
I am a snickerdoodle fanatic too! I will definitely have to give these a try :-) Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
This recipe is definitely a new one for me. But, they sound so good, almost like a cinnamon graham cracker but much better. Plus, I love that it only makes a small batch.ReplyDelete
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Wow! I've never heard of snickerdoodles with graham crackers, but it sounds so delish!ReplyDelete
I'll bet the grahams taste just great in there. I hate when cookie recipes don't make up very much too. All that work for so few cookies :)ReplyDelete
Yum, love the addition of graham crackers!ReplyDelete
This is a great recipe! I have two bags of graham crumbs that I have been wanting to find a use for. I can't wait to make these.ReplyDelete
Snickerdoodles are the greatest and I can imagine they would be even better with graham crackers. Looks good!ReplyDelete
I love this spin on snickerdoodles! I'm going to try it!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, these sound so good. My husband LOVES snickerdoodles, but not if they are crunchy. I'll have to try these for sure!ReplyDelete
I was on a snickerdoodle kick last year. I love them just the way you described this one.ReplyDelete
I seem to collect snickerdoodle recipes. Regular, chocolate, eggnog & now graham cracker!ReplyDelete
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I made these today for my kids and they were fantastic! A big hit. Thank you!ReplyDelete