I know what you’re thinking… Are they really soft? And are they really super soft?
Honestly, those are the types of questions that run through my mind when I see some slap the word “soft” in front of cookie. But trust me, these really are soft!!! Like cakey soft! The best soft cookie ever! And they hold up really well afterwards (ie. still super soft!), only if you’re able to not eat them all after the first 2 days :)
I googled quite a bit of recipes before I stumbled on this one, and just fell in love with it! I loved how all the ingredients listed in the recipe, I already had (expect the flour but that’s no biggie because I was going to the store anyways :)! And it has nutmeg and that made me super happy because I have a bottle of nutmeg that has barely been touched, and I didn’t have to splurge on a bottle of cream of tartar which I don’t really know what it can be used for other than sugar/snickerdoodle cookies… So if anyone knows, please do let me know! I need to be educated :)
By no means am I a baking expert, but I think what makes these cookies cakey soft is that you use eggs rather than cream of tartar which is typically used in traditional snickerdoodles.
Typical list of dry ingredients include: flour, brown sugar, white sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt…
and the wet ingredients include melted butter, eggs and a splash of vanilla extract.
I made snickerdoodle cookies. I cheated. I used cake mix. It took me less than 20 minutes. It’s semi-homemade. I fooled my boyfriend into thinking I took forever. It worked. And now he’s in love with me. I am a genius :)
Me, a genius? Noooo! Me, lazy…yes.
After a Google search for snickerdoodles, I somehow landed on Betty Crocker’s website. Hmm reminiscent of November 2011, haha. If I said it already, I’m saying it again…Betty Crocker is a genius! I love the idea of incorporating cake mix because (a) cookie making time is cut in half; (b) no need to measure out ingredients; (c) super affordable; and (d) everything that you need is already in the box. Now I can understand why crazy couponers love to have a stockpile of cake mixes :)
Check out how to make your own snickerdoodles from cake mix…