"This must be one of the best cookies I have ever eaten." Yep, that's what my mother said the first time I ever made this cookie. It is a GREAT cookie recipe, and not difficult to make at all. I tripled the recipe and took it to school to sell... I sold all of them with in an 80 minute time span to only 4 people. They are good cookies, I can't resist them whenever I make them. And they turn out so nice whenever you bake them, it's hard to make an ugly snickerdoodle. lol. Enjoy. (prep time is estimated)
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars at high speed.
- Add egg, vanilla, and beat until smooth.
- In another bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
- Pour dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mix well.
- Preheat oven to 300° while you let dough rest 30-60 minutes in fridge.
- In a small bowl combine topping.
- Take about 2 1/2 tablespoons of dough and roll it into a ball.
- Roll this dough in the cinnamon/sugar mixture and press onto greased cookie sheet.
- Bake cookies 10-12 minutes, NO MORE.
- *Cookies may seem undercooked but will develop.
- Don't roll your dough into too big of a ball; they may not turn out in that much time if you do that.
- It happened to me.
- If the cookies don't turn out, please try again.
- It's a very good cookie, it's just all a matter of getting the cooking time right.
I made these December 23rd. It made large cookies and everyone who tried them loved them. They kept asking for more and they were gone in no time. I will definately make again and this time I will double or triple the batch.
I've made these twice...THIS WEEK, and double the batch each time! I'm didn't think I was a snickerdoodles lover, but now I am- and so is everyone else who tasted these cookies! I even stored a dozen in the cookie jar yesterday- and I ate about 7 of them today- I'm bad, but the cookies were still wonderful! OH! I did put the temp at 375 as suggested by others, for 10min. (1+ year later) I also wanted to add that I have yet to 'chill' the dough- I usually just make it & put it in the oven, with stellar results! love this recipe!***ONE MORE UPDATE! I actually chilled the dough this time bc I had some left over after baking, and when I baked them, they came out so puffy! amazing! LOVE the cookies, both ways!
I read reviews and cut cookie size in half. Made 32 small cookies from one batch. Baked at 350 for 8 - 10 min. Perfection! My 4 yr old LOVED them.