Prep 15 mins
Cook 11 mins
I don't remember where I got this recipe, but these turn out perfect. Soft and cakelike on the inside, but crispy on the outside and edges. The secret is in the mix you use to coat them. I just put the baking time down for the cooking time, because you'll probably do multiple batches in the oven, but I don't know how long it'll take you.
- 3 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- Sift together flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a medium bowl.
- In a separate, large bowl, cream together butter and 2 cups sugar, then stir in eggs, milk, and vanilla.
- Gradually stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until fully incorporated. Cover bowl and chill in refrigerator, at least a few hours or overnight, to make dough easier to roll in your hands.
- Preheat oven to 375 and grease cookie sheets (or use parchment paper).
- In a bowl, stir together 3 tbsp white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Roll the chilled dough into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls, then roll in sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets (or parchment paper). Bake for 11 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies begin to brown at the edges. Remove to cool on wire racks.
As far as snickerdoodles go, they were good. They burnt easily so I turned my oven down to 350*. I also had to put the batter back into the freezer to keep it cold while a batch was baking, or else it got way to sticky.