snickerdoodle close up

I’d never buy a snickerdoodle in a bakery. but these irresistible cookies are usually the first ones I make each Christmas season.  In fact several batches are in the offing all throughout the year.

These are the perfect cookies to make with children as they require a roll in cinnamon sugar before baking.  I have many memories of my sons helping with this task.  Now my two year old granddaughter has become my best assistant. This recipe on notebook paper was passed to me by a co-worker in 1980.  If anything every happened to it, I would go into mourning.



1 1/2 C. Sugar
1 C. Butter – softened
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 Eggs
3 2/3 C. All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 C. Sugar
4 tsp. Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 Degrees.  In large bolw blend first four ingredients at low speed; beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cups and level off. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt.  Shape dough into one inch balls. Roll in cinnamon sugar mixture. Put on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake 7-10 minutes until edges are set but not brown.  Makes 3-4 dozen.