Treats Time! Snickerdoodle Cookies & Monster Bars – Cooking with the Royal Family

Cooking with the Winter Carnival Royal Family! 

 

Video #1: Snickerdoodle Cookies

Aly Vogel, East Wind Princess: From the Royal House of LCS Company

Ingredients (Double Batch)

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon and 1 cup of sugar (for rolling dough balls) mixed in a bowl

Steps

  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Mix sugar and butter in large bowl, then add the eggs to the bowl and mix. Add vanilla. Slowly, stir in cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Then slowly add flour (mixing in about a 1/2 cup at a time).
  3. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Additional Tips

  • Be sure to measure the flour carefully, spooning it into a measuring cup and leveling it off with a metal spatula or back of a straight knife. Too much flour will make what should be a light, chewy cookie denser and more cake-like.
  • What is cream of tartar? It’s actually a stabilizer (potassium bitartrate) and is often used when whipping air into egg whites and cream. Because it’s an acid, it can be added to sugar syrups to reduce crystallization—and in cookies, in combination with baking soda, it actually forms a type of baking powder.
  • Avoid overmixing as you incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet which can result in a tough cookie.
  • You want your cookie dough balls well coated in the cinnamon-sugar mixture, since that’s the best part! The best way to do it? Pour the mixture onto a large plate, so there’s plenty of room for rolling.
  • For best results, bake cookies on the middle oven rack. For even baking, it’s best to bake your classic Snickerdoodle cookies one baking sheet at a time.

Video #2: Monster Cookie Bars

Aly Vogel, East Wind Princess: From the Royal House of LCS Company

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup LAND O LAKES(R) Butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup candy-coated milk chocolate pieces (such as M&M’s(R))

Steps 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 8×8-inch baking pan.
  2. Cream together butter and brown sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and sea salt together. Gradually incorporate dry ingredients into the butter/sugar mixture. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Stir in creamy peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and candy-coated chocolates. Spread mixture evenly in prepared baking pan.
  5. Bake until set, 25 to 27 minutes. Allow to fully cool before cutting into bars.
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