Classic snickerdoodles with a new twist – browned butter and white chocolate chips for a snickerdoodle you will never forget!
Is there a more fun word to say than snickerdoodle? I submit that there is not.
It just makes me think of little kids giggling. So innocent, playful, and happily unaware of the imperfect world we live in.
Ignorance is bliss right?
When I was younger, I remember feeling so invincible.
In my mind, there was no broken thing that couldn’t be mended, no mistake that couldn’t be righted, no bad choice that couldn’t be undone.
And if it really couldn’t be fixed, oh well. Life went on either way. So why fret about it?
Sometimes I get caught up in the “grown up world” where things go wrong and consequences ensue. And sometimes I let a mishap get me down.
But mostly I try to remember what my 10 year old self would say if we could meet face to face.
I’m sure she’d repeat one of her favorite lines. Words of wisdom.
“It’ll all work out, it always does”.
When I got a little older and was dating, I had a boyfriend at one time who was a little dramatic you could say. But I still held on to my childhood optimistic mentality. I often repeated to him in his moments of drama my favorite line, “It’ll all work out, it always does”.
In once such instance he got more frustrated and proceeded to blubber on about how things don’t always work out and that this thing that was bothering him could not be fixed.
I told him something that I’ll never forget and which has actually changed my own perspective on things in life many times since that day. I said, “You know, just because it doesn’t turn out perfectly how you want it to, doesn’t mean things didn’t work out”.
Made him stop and think. Heck, it made me stop and think.
Anyway, enough profound ideas on the meaning of life for today!
Really you just need some of these snickerdoodles. They’ll make any day, good or bad, way better.
Oh and the brown butter? A must! I can’t believe I’ve been living without it for so long. Why didn’t any of you tell me I was missing out on such a delicious experience?!
I blame you. But you can make it up to me. By making some of these cookies and dropping them off at my house.
Okay, you can stay and eat them with me.
Brown Butter White Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodles
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter, sliced
- 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar, loosely packed
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon plain greek yogurt
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup sugar + 1 tablespoon cinnamon, for rolling
- In a large bowl combine flour, cream of tartar, salt, and baking soda. Set aside. Brown the butter by melting over medium heat until butter is completely melted, frothy, and has a "nutty" aroma. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
- When butter has cooled, add to a bowl along with sugar and brown sugar and mix on medium-high speed for 1-2 minutes until brown sugar is no longer lumpy. Beat in the egg, egg yolk, vanilla, and yogurt. Add this mixture to your dry ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Form the dough into a large ball, cover in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 30 minutes.
- When ready to bake the dough, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use about 2 tablespoons worth of dough to form balls and roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place on cookie sheet and gently smash down the balls with the palm of your hand. Bake about 15-18 minutes or until edges begin to brown slightly. Remove from oven and allow to cool before transferring to a cooling rack.
*Recipe adapted from Two Peas And Their Pod