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Oatmeal Snickerdoodles

Oatmeal Snickerdoodles - A delicious version of the classic snickerdoodles cookie.  The added oatmeal gives the cookies a chewier texture.

A few weekends ago we rented the movie, The Sound of Music, for my eight-year-old daughter. Emma had been singing the song, Do-Re-Mi around the house, and after telling her how much I had loved watching The Sound of Music as a child – I discovered that she had never seen it!

So while Emma and I watched the movie together (she too loved it by the way!), my husband Jack was busy in the other room – but listening in. He soon joined us to watch – and Jack kept commenting, “I didn’t know this song was from The Sound of Music!” And I was amazed to learn that Jack also had never seen the movie himself – although he seemed to know all of the songs!

Oatmeal Snickerdoodles - A delicious version of the classic snickerdoodles cookie.  The added oatmeal gives the cookies a chewier texture.

So that very same weekend, I commented to Jack that I wanted to make my Oatmeal Snickerdoodles to share here on A Family Feast. Second surprise of the weekend – Jack had never eaten a Snickerdoodles cookie! (What else has he been missing out on!?!)

So knowing Jack’s huge love of oatmeal raisin cookies – I knew that he would love these Oatmeal Snickerdoodles! This recipe is one that I got years ago from an old college roommate. Back then, it was the first time I myself had Snickerdoodles – and I didn’t realize at the time that this version – with oatmeal added to the batter was not a ‘classic’ Snickerdoodles cookie.

Oatmeal Snickerdoodles - A delicious version of the classic snickerdoodles cookie.  The added oatmeal gives the cookies a chewier texture.

But I’ve always loved the different soft and chewy texture that the oatmeal lends to these Oatmeal Snickerdoodles – and to this day, a plain old classic Snickerdoodle cookie – while still delicious – seems a little too cake-like for me!

So – what perfect way to spend your weekend…watching The Sound of Music while eating some of these Oatmeal Snickerdoodles! Enjoy!

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Oatmeal Snickerdoodles

Oatmeal Snickerdoodles - A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup quick oats (not rolled oats)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, quick oats, baking soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon and salt to combine.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, combine butter and both sugars and beat until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix again.
  4. With mixer running, slowly add dry to wet to form a thick dough. Mix just to combine. (Can also be done by hand with a wooden spoon).
  5. Divide dough into 30 balls rolling by hand.
  6. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  7. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl and roll each dough ball in sugar mixture then onto cookie sheets (15 per tray). Flatten just slightly leaving them thick.
  8. Bake 8-9 minutes or until edges are firm and tops are golden.
  9. Slide parchment onto cooling racks and after two minutes, use a spatula to remove from parchment then back onto racks to cool further. (The cookies come out puffy then deflate a bit as they cool.)

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