My 12 year old son was born with this terrible birth defect and it has devastated me since we discovered it around age two. We even tried to trick him with white chocolate and called it vanilla. He looked like he was going to puke and declared, "This is the yuckiest vanilla EVER!"
Since most of my favorite baked goods contain chocolate and a lot of it, I struggle to find recipes that he likes. Snickerdoodles are one that he requests at least once a week and if he had a more considerate mom, he might get them that often.
makes about 42 cookies
1 C unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 C sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
2 3/4 C flour
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In the bowl of your electric mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter until light and fluffly, about 3 minutes. Slowly add sugar and beat well. Add eggs, one at a time allowing first to incorporate before adding second. Add vanilla and salt to mix. Add cream of tartar, soda and flour and mix on low until combined.
2. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out balls of dough into cinnamon sugar and roll until completely covered. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 7 minutes, until lightly brown along the edges of the cookie. Allow cookies to set on the pan for about 3-4 minutes before removing to cool completely.