Thursday, January 13, 2011

Nigella's Snickerdoodles

I got "How To Be a Domestic Goddess" by Nigella Lawson out of the library yesterday, and I decided to try her snickerdoodle cookie recipe. I looked it up online to see what other people who made these had thought of them, and the majority of them seemed to think they tasted a bit like donuts. I think it's the nutmeg.
I thought they were sort of a strange texture at first, but they're really, really good. A bit dry, but not in a bad way. Also, they're cute. They look like little pebbles.
She said they made about 32, but I think I only got about 18-20 out of them.

Here is the recipe:
Slightly adapted from Nigella Lawson

1 2/3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, room temp
1/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tbs for rolling
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 tbs cinnamon for rolling
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in egg and vanilla. Slowly stir in dry ingredients until fully incoporated.
Combine cinnamon and 1 tbs sugar. Roll dough into a walnut sized ball (mine were bigger than walnuts, but not too much bigger), and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on cookie sheet with parchment paper and bake for about 14 minutes (not exactly sure the time of this, Nigella said 15 and I started with 10 and kept adding until they were done). Let cool slighly on cookie sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. I'm going to try these someday. I like all butter snickerdoodle recipes.

  2. These are such delicious little cookies! I've used a Martha Stewart recipe and they turned out really well :)