Here is what I think of snickerdoodles… I think they are the PERFECT cookie. They are light, chewy, crispy and reminds me of mom. They have a little sugar on them, a little cinnamon and lots of yum. When I make these things I eat like 20 a day… okay maybe 10 a day! I use to sneak them when I was younger and take them to school for breakfast. They are like cinnamon toast. Can you tell I like my snickerdoodles?
So I finally made some this last week, the batch makes a lot and I was getting tired by the end of the night rolling them all out. But that’s okay because they are smaller cookies than some so you eat a lot and they are worth it! This is the recipe I got from my mom and it’s the only one I have used and the only one I will ever use. I am listing it exactly like my mom wrote it on the recipe card for me when I moved out of the house.
1 cup soft butter
1 ½ cup sugar
2 ¾ cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
Topping– mix together in a small bowl
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400. Roll into balls size of small walnuts. Roll in mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Place on un-greased baking sheet and back until lightly brown. Bake for 8-10 min.