Best Decorated Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

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Have you ever considered making decorated snickerdoodle cookies?

Most people don’t decorate snickerdoodles, as they can stand alone, but you totally can decorate them if you want to.

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The key is figuring out what kind of icing to use to complement the cookies and not detract from their already delicious cinnamon and sugar taste.

For this, I decorate my snickerdoodles with fresh buttercream frosting.

The sweetness of the buttercream and the tang of the cookie work together to make for an awesome dessert.

I wouldn’t recommend using glaze icing that will drip off of the cookie or royal icing which would do the same.

You just want something thick that isn’t going to go anywhere unless you tell it to.

This is a great thing to do with kids, as the snickerdoodles are easy enough for them to help with and the decorating of the snickerdoodles will keep them busy that much longer and what kid doesn’t like to decorate cookies?

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You will want to wait until the snickerdoodles are completely cooled though, as these are soft cookies and will be a disaster to frost if you do it too soon.

I would give them a good 20 to 30 minutes on a cooling rack to make sure they’re ready.

I also love decorating snickerdoodles around the holidays, as this is the perfect excuse to use red or green frosting and add lots of different decorations to create a festive cookie or make snickerdoodle sandwiches out of them.

The cinnamon in the cookie is also remniscent of holiday times and has a rich history in the history of snickerdoodle cookies.

Enjoy this simple decorated snickerdoodles recipe to get baking and decorating!

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Can You Freeze Decorated Snickerdoodle Cookies?

You can freeze snickerdoodle cookies, but it’s best to freeze the dough and then bake as required, cool and frost.

Freezing already decorated snickerdoodle cookies won’t lead to the best results.

How to Store Decorated Snickerdoodle Cookies

You can store decorated snickerdoodles in a cool, dry place like your pantry in an airtight container for a few days to a week to enjoy them at their best.

How to Make Decorated Snickerdoodle Cookies

  1. Make a batch of classic snickerdoodle cookies. Use my snickerdoodle cookie recipe to make the snickerdoodle cookie bases. This is an easy process, with no chilling required. Wait for the cookies to completely cool.
  2. Make a batch of buttercream frosting using my buttercream frosting recipe. If you want to dye the frosting, make sure to separate it out into separate bowls and then dye individually until you get the colors you’re looking for.
  3. If you don’t mind a messier look, you can just use a knife to spread the buttercream on top of the snickerdoodle to the height you want it. Thicker frostings will build up thicker layers and be able to stack on top of each other.
  4. Use sprinkles to add some color if you want!
Yield: 18 cookies

Decorated Snickerdoodle Recipe

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This decorated snickerdoodle recipe is a great way to upscale your classic snickerdoodle recipes and add some icing. This is a fun activity to do with kids, as all of the recipes can be done without mixers.

Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • Classic snickerdoodle cookies
  • Classic buttercream frosting

Instructions

    1. Make a batch of classic snickerdoodle cookies. Use my snickerdoodle cookie recipe to make the snickerdoodle cookie bases. This is an easy process, with no chilling required. Wait for the cookies to completely cool.

    2. Make a batch of buttercream frosting using my buttercream frosting recipe. If you want to dye the frosting, make sure to separate it out into separate bowls and then dye individually until you get the colors you're looking for.

    3. If you don't mind a messier look, you can just use a knife to spread the buttercream on top of the snickerdoodle to the height you want it. Thicker frostings will build up thicker layers and be able to stack on top of each other.

    4. Use sprinkles to add some color if you want!

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