Guest post: Cayenne Snickerdoodles
My Dad is not typically the baker in the family, but he made some interesting cookies the other day so I invited him to blog about them. – Laura
The other day I was intrigued when Emeril Lagasse prepared snickerdoodles with cayenne pepper on Good Morning America, so I made a batch today. The recipe can be found on the GMA website: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=9242172
I was afraid that the cookies would not have enough bite, so made two batches of the sugar mixtures to roll the cookies in—one as described in the recipe and one with light brown sugar and double the cayenne. In the picture, the two cookies at the top and right have the extra cayenne.
The Verdict: The mixture with less cayenne was milder and subtler and Jana’s favorite. I liked the version with light brown sugar and more cayenne; however, the extra cayenne seemed to mask the flavor of the cinnamon.
As a side note, using the left-over sugar mixture to sweeten a cup of English breakfast tea made for an interesting beverage.