Carly's Blog

I really enjoy spending my free time baking so I thought I'd set up a blog dedicated to just that :)

Tuesday, 5 October 2010


125g butter, softened
110g caster sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
250g plain flour
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
3/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 tbsp ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 180'c/Gas Mark 4.  Using an electric whisk cream the butter until soft, add 110g caster sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.  Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until combined.

Sift in the flour, nutmeg, baking powder and salt then gently mix together to form a dough.

Mix together the tbsp of caster sugar and cinnamon in a seperate bowl.  Using your hands roll the dough into walnut sized balls (it should make about 25) then roll in the cinnamon mix and place on a lined baking tray (you will need to do 2 batches.)  Space them out by about 3cm and flatten them down with the palm of your hand.

Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until they feel firm around the edges.  Allow to stand for 2 minutes on the baking tray then transfer to a wire rack to cool.



  1. Dear Carly,
    Why are they called Snickerdoodles?
    Yours Sincerely,

  2. You know I honestly have no idea :( They are tasty though :) x