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Great American Cookies Snickerdoodles

By Todd Wilbur

Score: 4.40. Votes: 10
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Rather than trying to beat the competitors—especially if they have an exceptional product—Mrs. Fields Famous Brands throws cash at 'em. With the acquisition of Great American Cookies in 1998 by the company that made chewy mall cookies big business, Mrs. Fields is now peddling her baked wares in more than 90 percent of the premier shopping malls in the United States. That's how you make some serious dough. One of the all-time favorite cookies you can grab at any of the 364 Great American Cookies outlets is the classic snickerdoodle. It's rolled in cinnamon/sugar and baked just enough to be soft and chewy like the other Great American Cookies. 

Source: Even More Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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      Great American Cookies
    • Instructions

      1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars with an electric mixer on high speed. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.

      2. In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar.

      3. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well.

      4. Let the dough rest for 30 to 60 minutes in the refrigerator. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F.

      5. In a small bowl, combine the sugar with the cinnamon for the topping. 

      6. Take about 2 1/2 tablespoons of the dough and roll it into a ball. Roll this dough in the cinnamon/sugar mixture and press it onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat for the remaining cookies.

      7. Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes and no more. The cookies may seem undercooked, but they will continue to cook a bit after they are removed from the oven. When the cookies are cool they should be soft and chewy in the middle.

      Makes 16 to 18 cookies.

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Dec 7, 2008, 23:00

I have been making these cookies for 7 years now and they are always a hit! I always cook them for a little less time than the recipe says.

Jul 14, 2008, 22:00

We love these! It is easy enough the kids can make these and they turn out great. They are soft and chewy and disappear very quickly.