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054cookie plate w text 2Snickerdoodles are soft, chewy “melt in your mouth” cookies.  There are no special ingredients needed for these cookies.  I normally have everything I need already in my pantry.  That makes them a great choice when I decide to make cookies at the last minute.  They require no mad dash to the grocery store!



*1 cup butter, softened

*1 1/2 cups sugar

*2 eggs

*2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

cinnamon mixture:

2 tablespoons sugar

3 teaspoons cinnamon


Heat oven to 400 degrees.

1.   Cream together butter and sugar.

2.   Add eggs, mix thoroughly.

3.  Blend in the dry ingredients; flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt.  I add the flour one cup at a time, mixing between each addition.

4.  In a small bowl mix together 2 tablespoons sugar and 3 teaspoons cinnamon.  Roll the dough into balls, making them about the size of a walnut.  Next, roll the balls in the sugar-cinnamon mixture and place them about 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

mixing steps

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set.  The cookies puff up first, then flatten out.  Immediately remove the cookies from the baking sheet onto a cooling rack.

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This recipe will make approximately 5 dozen cookies.  I usually double the recipe as they disappear fast!  My husband, Mike loves to take them to work with his lunch and always takes a few to share with his co-workers.  These are the kind of cookies that put smiles on the faces of my grandchildren when they come to Grandma and Grandpa’s house and discover snickerdoodles.


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