Make Ahead Snickerdoodle Cookies {Video}


Hi Everyone, Welcome Back to Turnips 2 Tangerines. To all you moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day! My two beautiful granddaughters are taking me to Cousins Subs and then a trip to the candy store. They definitely know their grandma that’s for sure and I definitely know them. They acquired their love of cookies from me. We like to make and eat cookies so this summer do what grandma does, make up a batch of these Make Ahead Snickerdoodle Cookies. You will be able to whip up a batch of cookies whenever the kiddos what a sweet treat. 

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Keep A Ready Supply


With the summer months fast approaching, I always keep a batch of make ahead cookies in my freezer. What I usually do is spend an afternoon whipping up two big batches of two different kinds of our favorite cookies. That way when you get a hankering for some cookies, all you’ll have to do is bake up a dozen. Here is a fun summertime treat you can make for the kids. It’s easy and simple! Both kids and adults alike love them:) Bake up a batch of “make ahead freezer cookies” and let them cool completely. Once cool, turn one cookie over and place a scoop of softened ice cream on the flat side. Place another cookie on top of the ice cream and gently press down. Eat right away or wrap in plastic wrap for later. My grandkids love this simple treat and so do I. 


How to Freeze


It’s super easy to do this simple trick that I’m sure most of you have or already freeze cookie batter. Funny thing is, I never have, ever. I’m not sure why either. It would have made my life a lot easier when my kids were little if I had. It also would have been nice to have known about this trick when I worked full time and Friday was, “bring a treat to work day!” The first thing you do is make the cookie dough that you want to freeze. Secondly, using a cookie scoop or a tablespoonful scoop out uniform size pieces of dough. For some cookie recipes like this one, roll the dough into balls. Place dough on baking sheets lined with waxed paper or parchment paper. 


Snickerdoodle Cookies | FBK  Recipe | Make  Ahead


Since you won’t be baking the dough to make cookies, the dough isn’t going to spread. This means you can really get a lot of dough on one baking sheet. Third, place baking sheets into the freezer. Allow to freeze for several hours or until pieces are frozen solid. (Hopefully, you don’t have one of those side by side refrigerator freezers because I don’t think you’ll be able to get a baking sheet in there?!?) When pieces are frozen, place frozen dough into gallon size freezer baggies. I like to place about 18 pieces per bag. Remove air from bag and store in freezer until ready to bake off.


Amish Friendship Bread Starter


Whoops! I almost forgot. This recipe calls for using an Amish Friendship Bread Starter. Yes, isn’t that fantastic! Another great way to use up some of that leftover starter you might have hanging around. Anyone who has ever made friendship bread starter before knows how hard it is to get rid of after awhile. This is another fantastic recipe to make with your starter. Don’t have a Amish Friendship Bread Starter? No big deal, make one. Amish Friendship Bread Starter. Check this website Friendship Bread Kitchen for recipes or if you have any questions at all about AFB.

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Snickerdoodle Cookies

A new twist on an old favorite. Made with an Amish Friendship Bread Starter.
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  • 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 4 cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar, for rolling
  • cup cinnamon for rolling


  • Preheat oven to 375° F
  • In a large mixing bowl, add in wet ingredients.
  • Mix in rest of ingredients except the ¼ cup sugar and and ⅓ cinnamon.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  • Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Place balls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes
  • Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.


Instead of baking cookies, freeze them. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or waxed paper drop tablespoon size mounds of batter onto sheets. Freeze until firm. Place frozen pieces into ziplock freezer baggies and freeze until ready to bake. 
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