SNICKERDOODLES

All the best things about a cookie covered in cinnamon sugar – Doughnut Cookies!!!

2 3/4 cups plain flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

250g softened butter

1 1/2 cups caster sugar, plus 2 tablespoons extra for coating the cookies

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla

STEP ONE

Preheat the oven to 170C.  Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.  Put the butter, vanilla and 1 1/2 cups of caster sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Mix on a medium speed until they are light and fluffy.  Mix in the eggs. one at a time until combined.  With the mixer on low, add in the flour gradually until the mixture forms a dough.

STEP TWO

Stir the cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of sugar together in a large bowl.  Shape the dough into walnut sized balls and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture until covered.  Place on a lined baking sheet roughly 3cm apart.

STEP THREE

Bake the cookies for 13 minutes.  Leave to cool on the baking trays for around 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack.  Enjoy with a coffee, glass or milk or make into ice cream sandwiches.

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