We are big Snickerdoodle fans around here. Not only are Snickerdoodles my favorite cookie, they are also Will’s favorite cookie. Last year, when he was not feeling well and home from school, we made these cookies together. I posted the recipe on my photography blog but also wanted to include it here. We made these again the other day and we loved them just as much. This recipe is a great one to make with children. They can help with the measuring, mixing, rolling, and sugaring. These cookies are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They have a cinnamony crust that is just spicy enough so that you know that it is cinnamon, but not overpowering in the least bit. These cookies are my idea of the perfect cookie. And Will’s.
Will’s teacher’s are a wonderful mother-daughter team. The mom of the team had a surgery and was down for the count for awhile. While she was away, I made sure that she was well stocked in baked goods. Thankfully, she is all better and the other morning she handed me a grocery bag. I assumed that it was just plates and containers that she was returning. It was, but also 4 pounds of butter! A thank you if you will for sending her treats while she was away. I have not laughed that hard at 7:45am in a long time. So of course, I went home and made her these. 3.5 pounds of butter to go.
2 sticks room temperature butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Cream together the butter and sugar. Cream until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Using an ice cream scoop or two teaspoons, roll the dough into a ball. Mix together the 2 Tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll the dough ball into the sugar.
Put the cookie dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Press the dough down slightly.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
Package some of these little pieces of cinnamon heaven up and share them with a friend.
If you don’t take my word for how good they are, take theirs.
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