Ok ok, so I sorta missed one month, but I am back on board with Crumb of the Month and after trying out this recipe, you will forget all about the fact that I missed June! Lets start out by saying Oh my goodness, these are dang good! I had to go to a luncheon last weekend for work and I felt it needed a little pizazz in the form of sweet baked treats, so I came up with these oh so fabulous snickerdoodle sandwich cookies with toasted pecan-cinnamon buttercream. Can I hear mouths watering...
The key to these creatures of goodness is the toasted pecans in my opinion, it just adds a little something extra that makes you say hmmm...what is that flavor. So without further ado, I present the recipe...
Snickerdoodles: makes 18-20 (2") sandwich cookies
1 3/4 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
2 t. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare pans with silpats. Stir together the dry ingredients, set aside.
In a bowl with a paddle attachment, cream the butter. Add the sugar and mix until light and fluffy, add the egg, mix well. Add vanilla, and mix thoroughly. Add the dry ingredients and mix until blended. Combine 1 T. sugar with 1 t. cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until golden around the edges. Allow to cool.
1/2 stick of butter at room temp
1/4 c. toasted pecans-finely chopped
2 c. confectioners sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla
2-3 t. milk
Cream butter, add confectioners sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla, cream together. Add milk to make frosting spreadable, add in nuts until well combined. Place in piping bag with 1A circle tip.
Match 2 cookies of approximate size together. Pipe large dollop in center of bottom cookie and place 2nd cookie on top squeezing slightly until filling nears edges. Complete all cookies. Allow to set in refrigerator for 10 minutes. Enjoy!!!
P.S. below are some more of my special toffee-chocolate chip cookies that I sent for a thank you present last week. I am still holding out with the recipe as I am awaiting more comments! Also, remember I am giving away 1 dozen to the person who promotes the most comments by sharing my blog with others, so get to sharing! Happy baking...happier eating-I bet you wish you were eating these!!!
***One more thing...please disregard the post prior to this one labeled "Barry and Linzy: San Clemente, CA 6.12.10." I had to use my blog for a venue to host all of the pics that I submitted for Martha's Real Weddings...cross your fingers!