Recipe: Carmelized Snickerdoodles or Snickerdoodles with brown sugar - my brother's recipes

This recipe is one that is near and dear to my heart. The reason? This is the first recipe I developed myself together with my younger brother. My brother, Greg, was maybe 11 and I was around 14 when we came up with this one together. We both wanted to make cookies and started out making chocolate chip cookies. Halfway through mixing the dough, we realized that we didn't have any chocolate chips... So, we turned the recipe card over and using the basis we already had, we continued with a snickerdoodles recipe to finish them. Oddly enough, they tasted amazing and quickly became a family favorite. They're a bit sweet, but are soft and chewy and delicious.

We originally called them Snicker-Chips because the recipe was halfway between chocolate chip cookies and snickerdoodles, but since that name doesn't really tell you what it is, I decided to call them caramelized snickerdoodles, because in the end, they are very similar to snickerdoodles, with brown sugar as well.

Let me just explain that this recipe is a bit of a homage on my brother, as well. Greg was a foodie. He loved to develop his own recipes and try new ones. He unfortunately passed away Christmas of 2015, so we never had the chance to collaborate, but I'm sure he would have loved to. So, this recipe is for you, Greg!

Caramelized Snickerdoodles:
1 1/3 cup (330g) butter 
1 1/2 cup (300g) sugar
1 cup (200g) soft brown sugar 
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract or 2 tbsp vanilla sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
5 cups (625g) flour
around 3/4 cup of cinnamon and sugar mixture to roll dough in before baking
 First cream the butter and sugars together until creamy.

 Add eggs one at a time and then vanilla. Add salt, baking soda, cream of tartar and flour. Dough will be thick and fairly dry.
 You may need to work it with your hands a bit to pack it together.
 Roll them into balls about a heaping teaspoon size and roll that in cinnamon and sugar mixture.
 Bake them at 350°F or 180°C for 10-12 minutes. Watch them and make sure not to bake them too long, as they tend to get hard if baked too long.
 If done right, they should look like this. Soft and chewy and delicious.
 I could eat these cookies anytime, any day.
 Recipe makes around 5 dozen cookies.
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