These soft and chewy maple snickerdoodles are so easy to make! The pure maple syrup flavor adds a sweet twist on the classic snickerdoodle recipe! These are sure to be a total crowd pleaser!
These chewy maple snickerdoodles might just be the best snickerdoodles I’ve ever had. I’m a huge fan of the classic snickerdoodle recipe, but these snickerdoodles with maple syrup?? Game changer.
The Holiday. A Christmas movie? Or an all-year-around movie?
There are some movies that are obviously Christmas movies (Jingle All the Way, The Santa Clause, Home Alone, Prancer, One Magic Christmas, etc.), but there are some, like The Holiday, that are a bit ambiguous as to whether or not they can be classified as just a Christmas movie.
Perhaps I don’t really view The Holiday as a Christmas movie, because it feels more like a romantic comedy that happens to occur during the Christmas season rather than a Christmas movie that happens to have a romantic storyline.
I don’t know, I’m probably just splitting hairs here. My sister is on my side while my brother seems to view it as strictly a Christmas movie. He also classifies Serendipity, You’ve Got Mail, and Diehard in the Christmas category, so I take his opinion with a grain of salt. 😉
Regardless of your feelings, for me, snickerdoodles and The Holiday go hand in hand. I can’t hear the word ‘doodle’ and not think of either the cookie or the scene where Miles calls Iris a “doodle prodigy.”
Once you bake a batch of these chewy maple snickerdoodles, let me tell you, everyone will be calling you a doodle prodigy. And really, who doesn’t want that? #Christmasdreamscomingtrue
These are like a combination of these molasses cookies and these snickerdoodles. They’re nice and sweet without being overly sweet, and they have an amazingly soft and chewy texture that’s unbeatable.
I made a small batch of these over Thanksgiving, thinking that between the pies, cheesecake, and other chocolate sweets we had around the house, a few of these maple snickerdoodles would suffice. Well, lesson learned. When making a batch of these, do not halve the recipe. If anything, make a double batch. 😉
Let’s just say, these were well loved. I’ve also been told these are extremely well loved with ice cream sandwiched between two cookies. So, you have options when it comes to plowing through this plate of maple snickerdoodles.
Soft & Chewy Maple Snickerdoodles Tips & Tricks:
- Snickerdoodle dough needs to be chilled. Unfortunately, at least with this snickerdoodle recipe, there’s no way around it. Chilling the dough makes it much easier to handle when rolling into a ball.
- Definitely use pure maple syrup in this recipe. Any of the knock-off stuff just won’t taste as good.
- Even though this is an incredibly easy snickerdoodle recipe, it is important to make sure you watch them carefully as they bake, because snickerdoodles can over bake easily. They can kind of go from under done to perfect to over done in a matter of seconds.
And just like The Holiday, these are perfect all year long. 😉
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- Cream butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together, until light and fluffy.
- Add in maple syrup, vanilla extract, and egg; beat until well combined.
- Sift dry ingredients together in a separate bowl, and slowly incorporate into the wet ingredients.
- Chill dough for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl.
- Roll dough into about 1 1/2" balls, and the roll in cinnamon sugar. Place 2" apart on the baking sheet, and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until tops have cracked and the cookies are set.
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