So it was our turn to bring snacks to Bible study and I decided to make maple snickerdoodles. They were recommended by my friend Abby and from Lovin' the Oven! This is a FANTASTIC recipe. I've gotten rave reviews about it.
A few months ago, I tried another snickerdoodle recipe from Lovin' the Oven and randomly (possibly with Tim's help) got the idea while rolling the dough in cinnamon and sugar, to roll some in cinnamon and sugar + cayenne pepper! They had a bit of a kick, so I came to name them KICKERDOODLES.
This shall be patented/copyrighted/licensed soon! :oP
(It basically looks like a snickedoodle with some red dots)
I made half the batch normal for my office and half the batch kickerdoodles for my collesague/friend who likes all things hot and spicy, and she loved them! She thought they were only a little tingly, so for the hot and spicy lovin' folks, you might have to kick it up a few notches to compensate for their burnt, shot out, over spiced tongues. :oP
I made them exactly like the maple snickerdoodle recipe but in addition to the two parts sugar to one part cinnamon, I added one part cayenne pepper. You can of course add less or more. Though if you don't add enough, you probably won't be able to taste it (unless you're super sensitive to spicy things). It's very, very easy extra step at the end to pack a punch. And cayenne pepper in a cookie is kinda fun, zany idea. :) [thinkoutsidethebox]
KICKERDOODLES (Adapted from Maple Snickerdoodles by Lovin' the Oven)
•2 cups all-purpose flour
•1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
•1/4 teaspoon baking soda
•1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
•1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
•1/2 cup salted butter (or you can use unsalted and add about 1/4 tsp salt)
•1 cup granulated sugar
•3 tablespoon real maple syrup
•2 parts sugar to 1 part cinnamon and 1 part cayenne pepper
1. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cream of tartar, and salt.
2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the maple syrup and egg until combined. Add dry ingredients. Beat until just mixed.
3. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes to an hour (the longer the better)
4. Preheat oven to 350F.
5. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Roll each ball in the sugar/cinnamon/cayenne pepper mixture. Arrange balls on cookie sheets, 2 inches apart.
6. Bake until tops are crackly, about 9-12 minutes. Remove from oven and leave cookies on sheets to cool slightly, about 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.
If you make 'em, lemme know how you like them!