There is nothing like a good old-fashioned Snickerdoodle. My mom made these for us growing up and they were in my top 3 faves. I remember making these with her and thinking “Cream of tartar? Why would you want tartar sauce in these? Whatever they are DELICIOUS”. We made these for Santa, neighbors, friends, us, they were a staple in our house. Mom would make the dough and I would roll into the balls and roll them around into the cinnamon and sugar, then lick my fingers and do it again. Sorry neighbors. Pretty sure you got a little bit of Steph in your cookies. Whatever, I was adorable.
I remember, sitting there watching my mom scrape the last remnants of the dough out of our giant metal bowl (because that was what we used for our cookies growing up, that was the only bowl, only that one). I would get so mad at her when she would spatula scrape every last bit because my sole goal in life at age 7 was to LICK THE BOWL. Ok, it is my goal at age 38, but I make the rules in this little cookie kingdom of mine, and I leave extra in that bowl for me. I deserve it, and so do you.
Ok so, these cookies are soft and chewy and everything you want in your life right now. I’ve never seen anyone eating a snickerdoodle while crying, just sayin’.
Soft, chewy, sweet and cinnamony....these cookies are simply delicious.
15 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
25 minTotal Time
Yields 3-4 dozen
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a medium size bowl, mix flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt, set aside
- Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar
- Add eggs and mix well
- Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients using the electric mixer. Make sure mixer is on low setting or flour will get EVERYWHERE. Don't ask how I know
- On a plate, pour the 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, use a fork to combine
- Once the dough is combined and done, scoop out dough with a spoon or a cookie dough scoop
- Roll dough into 1 inch balls
- Roll the balls in the cinnamon/sugar mixer until it is totally covered
- Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with silpat or parchment paper
- Place the balls of dough no less than 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until the top starts to turn golden
- Cool on cooling rack
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