French Toast Snickerdoodles

Good news everyone, the mouse passed away earlier this week. Or that might be bad news if you're a great lover of mice. The mouse, which I nicknamed Levar, was lured into a trap with a piece of Buffalo Cheddar Popcorn, which is delicious by the way, and went to mouse heaven where the Swiss cheese, peanut butter, and buffalo cheddar popcorn flow.

Rest in peace, Levar.

What's going on in your world?? Nothing much going on here... I was supposed to judge a gingerbread house competition this Saturday, but it was cancelled, so I'm a little disappointed by that. It sounded like fun to me! And the location was close to several casinos which would have been fun to play some slots at. I took off work and now I'm trying to figure out what to do with myself.
Not go to work, that's for damn sure.

Do you ever get food smells in your noise from something that's not there, and then you smell and crave it all day?

I swear, this happens to me every day. Yesterday I smelled oranges, and there wasn't an orange in sight. So then I craved orange chicken and creamsicles all day.

Isn't that weird? I wonder if that happpens to anyone else. A lot of times I'll smell maple syrup, and that makes me crave pancakes, waffles, and French toast. And if I even catch a whiff of antifreeze, I need to be taken to IHOP immediately to get my pancake fix.

I had this grand idea one night at work to create a new snickerdoodle cookie - A French Toast Snickerdoodle. The traditional sugar cookie dough gets a douse of pancake syrup, and then is rolled into balls, flattened and brushed with melted butter and syrup, and coated in cinnamon-sugar-bread crumbs.

Hope you like them! I think they're pretty tasty. These would be great for your upcoming holiday cookie exchange.
If you're invited to one, that is - I'm not, so don't feel badly if you aren't.

French Toast Snickerdoodles

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened, plus an additional 2 tablespoons, melted
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup pancake syrup, plus an additional 2 tablespoons
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup dry unseasoned bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together 1/4 cup butter, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/4 cup syrup until creamy, about 1 minute. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually beat in flour mixture until just combined.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls, place on cookie sheet, and flatten to a 1/4-inch thickness. Stir together remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter and 2 tablespoons syrup, in a small bowl, and brush evenly over cookies.

To make the topping, in a small bowl, stir together 1/4 cup sugar, bread crumbs, and cinnamon until well combined; sprinkle a generous amount of topping over each cookie.
Bake for 9-10 minutes or until light golden brown.

Makes 18 cookies


  1. Oooooo they sound tasty! I love your layout it looks fab x x

  2. Like all your recipes, this is sooo unique! I am always brainstorming recipe ideas in class, which makes me think I should be at culinary school where that is encouraged :-)

  3. You have a highly sensitive sniffer! Actually, I thought I was the only one who had these crazy cravings, so I'm relieved to know that I'm not alone. Maple syrup is one of the worst though because I'm not content until I have my pancake fix! These cookies look like they might suffice though (:

  4. I say HOORAY that the mouse is dead!! Good riddance :-D

    Mmm, a combination of two favorite treats - French toast and snickdoodle cookies!! Love the fusion.

  5. OH MY GOODNESS! Girl you come up with some great ideas...I have to say this one is creaping to the top on my favorites and my "must make this right away"!!! :o) I can't wait to try one! Can't you just pass me one through the screen...pleeeeeeeeeease! ;o)

  6. They look moist and fluffy, a tad like little cakes. How did they taste?

    Happy to know that Levar went to mice heaven (so your home is no hell to you)

  7. Those french toast cookies look amazing. I will have to make them...I am not invited to a cookie party but I am throwing a baking party at my house so that is enough to make me feel good about myself..haha

    Anyways that smell thing happens to me a lot like yesterday randomly I started smelling fondue? I don't know how to make fondue so I didn't make any but I was really craving it.

  8. We're having a cookie exchange at my office and I'm thinking of one of your recipes for my cookie.

    Your twist on the snickerdoodle is very clever. Now I'm craving french toast. See, the power of suggestions doesn't just work with smells. All i have to do is read about a food and I want it.

    Smells can definitely create cravings and torture me though. I went to college in a town that also house an M&M Mars factory and was 20 minutes from Hershey. The air constantly smelled like chocolate.

  9. Thank goodness there were no more pictures of your cheese loving friend. If ONLY he had chosen to live in the garage.

    Yummy recipe. I LOVE that for a cookie exchange.

  10. Levar will have sweet dreams of snickerdoodles and french toast I am sure..but we can have the real thing. Thanks for the recipe Emily.

  11. that's a nifty idea for a cookie, emily--i'm sure i'd love it. obviously.
    so...i take it you're not a fan of reading rainbow and levar burton? or perhaps it was his stint on star trek that bothered you? :)

  12. You would be the first person I'd invite to a cookie exchange--mainly for your cookies like these (and I think you'd be a hoot!) :).

  13. Though I'm glad the mouse is no longer a problem for you...poor guy little guy. Antifreeze makes you want IHOP?? These cookies sound yummy. I heart snickerdoodles!

  14. I feel like I smell maple syrup randomly all the time! Then one day I was watching Regis and Kelly and they talked about the "mysterious maple syrup smell in Manhattan." It's pretty funny, and everytime I smell maple syrup I think of it :)

    Here's an article on it:

    By the way, these cookies sound amazing. And I'm definitely making them for my nonexistent cookie swap.

  15. I'm loving this really unique take on the Snickerdoodle Emily :) I'm a snickerdoodle fanatic!

  16. What a unique cookie! Snickerdoodles are one of my favorites and this is such a fun twist!

  17. I would invite you to my cookie exchange in a heart beat if Wisconsin was not so far from Missouri!!

  18. ooh, i was totally thinking of a cookie exchange...

  19. What a delicious little cookie! The maple must have really made the flavors amazing. I made sinckerdoodles last night and I was thinking to myself "these need more flavor!" Now I wish I would have waited until today and saw this recipe :) Oh and R.I.P. little Levar. Which makes me think of LeVar Burton....I can go anywhere....take a look it's in a book....Reading Rainbow :)

  20. I think you read my mind, I was just thinking about creating snickerdoodle french toast the other day. Now I don't need too! Thanks:)

  21. What a fabulous idea. You're so creative. Fortunately I have enough recipes bookmarked and flagged to last 2 lifetimes. Poor mouse, but I'm glad you don't have to worry about that over the holidays.

  22. Those sound wonderful! I'm going to try them next week when I start my baking.

    Mice can be very tricky. I spent a week trying to get rid of one once.

  23. Your creativity always blows me away.

  24. This is a fantastic idea. Sounds delicious. A great combo.

  25. These look delicious. I was going to make them tonight but unfortunately I was out of butter.

    I'm going to make them tomorrow or Monday though for sure!

  26. yummy! These look great! I crave Chai tea all day!

  27. I have to say I'm glad that Levar has departed. Mice - ewww! These cookies look and osund fab - breakfast and a cookie in one.

  28. I'm a little behind on my blog reading, so this is the first time I've seen the new design - I seriously almost bought this same layout!! But I'm too cheap right now, so we won't be blog twins! :)

    The snickerdoodles sound amazing!

  29. Did you use maple syrup or something like Mrs Butterworth? Just asking because I think the textures are a bit different.

  30. Has anyone made these yet? I am experiencing some difficulties. The cookies are turning out a tad dense and dry. The "french toast" taste and smell are present; however, the overall consistency is a little off. Any suggestions?

  31. I used pancake syrup.

    Jared, you may have used a bit too much flour. I lightly spoon the flour into measuring cups. You could try adding two tablespoons more of the butter to the batter, or maybe a little more syrup?

    Sorry they're not working out well for you.

  32. Thanks Emily...I really appreciate the assistance! I was thinking about adding a little more butter next time, and possibly even sifting the flour before I add it to the mixture. Will let you know if I have any success.

    I am a big fan of the site, and look forward to trying many more of your recipes.




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