How to Make Sand Dollar Snickerdoodles
The kids will love smushing almonds onto these cinnamon sugar sweets!
Snickerdoodles have been my favorite cookie since I can remember loving cookies, but I had never made them at home before. I guess I was always worried that mine could never compete with the ones at the bakery. When I came across this recipe a while back, I decided I had to try it. Plus, there's nothing I like better than sitting on a beach, so the fact that these cookies look like sand dollars couldn't have been more perfect! I decided to just go for it, and I'm so glad that I did. The cookies came out even more delicious than I could have imagined and they've become a staple for every occasion that calls for cookies, which, sometimes, is just a Tuesday night.
Bake Time: 8-10 Minutes
- 1 Cup Unsalted Butter
- 2 Cups Confectioners' Sugar
- 4 Eggs
- 2 Tsp. Vanilla
- Pinch of Salt
- 3 ½ Cups All-Purpose Flour
- ½ Tsp. Baking Powder
- Cinnamon Sugar
- Sliced Almonds
- Let the butter reach room temperature.
- Cream together the butter and powdered sugar in a medium bowl.
- Separate the yolks from two of the eggs.
- Beat in two whole eggs and two yolks into the sugar and butter mixture.
- Add the vanilla and salt.
- In a separate bowl combine the flour and baking power.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet.
- Form the dough into a ball and cover in plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate for at least two hours.
- Remove the dough from the refrigerator once it's firm.
- Preheat the oven to 350º F.
- Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Using a spoon or ice cream scooper, create once-inch dough balls.
- Brush the dough balls with egg whites and roll them in cinnamon sugar.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until they are golden brown and formed into circles.
- When done, quickly and carefully press five almond slices in a circular pattern onto the cookie to resemble a sand dollar.
- Let rest on a baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring the cookies to a cooling rack.
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