Warm, soft, buttery snickerdoodles are one cookie my husband just can't resist! I have his recipe written in the front of an address book, although I'm sure he knows it by heart by now. My children love the recipe so much that I have finally transferred it to a digital recipe book for them to take with them when they leave and have families of their own. This year we were able to enhance his cookie by rolling it in a mixture of cinnamon and vanilla sugar.
Vanilla sugar is a simple concoction of vanilla and superfine sugar. You can make it at home by placing your dried leftover bean into your sugar jar, and letting it infuse its flavor into the sugar. Or, you can get a beautiful vanilla bean caviar-laden vanilla sugar from Beanilla. I love working with the vanilla sugar as a garnish for cookies, especially snickerdoodles. The sugar is ladened with bean caviar, and sparkles on the plate. The smell is intoxicating, and the taste is divine!