Snickerdoodles 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 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
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.
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.
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.