I made the chocolate version of Snickerdoodles tonight for everyone to munch on. I got the recipe from my How To Be A Domestic Goddess cookbook. It was a really simple and quick recipe. I liked how it made just enough cookies to snack on. I think it could be because I made them large enough to get 18 cookies. Her version makes 32! I figured I would make them larger so they would be more filling. (Now do you really believe that?) I really just wanted to finish faster so I could get back to crocheting my blanket! I have become so addicted to this. It seems to relax me. I was a little unsure of the cookie because it didn't come out flat, but then I really read the recipe and it said it wasn't supposed to. Here is the recipe if you would like it!
1 2/3 Cup flour (substitute 2 Tbs of cocoa for 2 Tablespoons flour for chocodoodles)
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 Cup butter, at room temperature
1/3 Cup plus 2 Tbs sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbs cinnamon
2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper
Preheat oven to 350. Combine the flour, nutmeg, baking powder and salt, and set aside. In a large bowl, cream the butter with the 1/3 Cup sugar until light in texture and pale in color, then beat in the egg and vanilla. Now stir in the dry ingredients until you have a smooth, coherent mixture. Spoon out the remaining sugar and the cinnamon onto a plate. Then, with your fingers, squeeze out pieces of dough and roll between the palms of your hands into walnut-sized balls. Roll each ball in the cinnamon-sugar mixture and arrange on your prepared baking sheets.
Baker for 15 minutes, by which time they should be turning golden brown. Take out of the oven and leave to rest the baking sheets for 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
Source: Nigella Lawson