Hawaij Snickerdoodles

September  9, 2020
1 Ratings
Photo by Anna Ramiz
  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Makes 20
Author Notes

a thin, chewy snickerdoodle spiced with hawaij and is a perfect way to ease into fall baking

see more: https://www.gatheredatmytable.com/main/2020/9/2/hawaij-snickerdoodles —Anna Ramiz

What You'll Need
  • for the hawaij spice blend
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
  • for the cookies
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons hawaij spice blend, recipe above
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, for rolling
  • 1 tablespoon demerara sugar, for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon hawaij spice blend, for rolling
  1. To make the spice blend, combine all of the spices in a small bowl and whisk together.
  2. Place butter in a small saucepan and set over medium heat. Cook, swirling every minute or so, until butter is foamy and beginning to brown, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer the butter to the bowl of a stand mixer and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons Hawaij spice blend. Set aside.
  4. When the butter is cooled, add sugar, and brown sugar to the mixing bowl. Beat with paddle attachment for about 1 minute, until all of the sugar is coated and the mixture has the consistency of wet sand. With the mixer on low speed, stream in olive oil and continue mixing until combined and homogenized.
  5. Add the egg, vanilla, and molasses, and mix until combined, then gradually add dry ingredients, mixing until just incorporated and no dry streaks remain. The will be very wet, that’s ok!
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator. Chill for at least 30 minutes. When the dough is chilled, scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet. At this time, you can bake the cookies or transfer them to the freezer and bake them off a few at a time.
  7. When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375° F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine sugar, demerara sugar, and Hawaij spice blend. Roll each cookie ball in the hawaij sugar and place on a baking sheet, spaced 1-2” inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the tops are dry and cookies are set. Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then enjoy!

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3 Reviews

Mel December 21, 2020
This is my third time making these over the past month! They are so deliciously spiced. Everyone who has tasted them has absolutely loved them. Great recipe!
Mel December 21, 2020
I just realized that the recipe above is missing the 1/4 tsp cream of tartar that it states in the original recipe in gatheredatmytable.com

Don’t forget the cream of tartar:)
Anna R. December 22, 2020
This makes me so happy to hear! I'm so glad you love this recipe! And thanks for catching that typo! All fixed :)