Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins
Title says it all. DO NOT OVERBAKE THEM, or you will be sorry. Best to pull them out when they look a little raw and let them harden a bit on the cookie sheet. I have given these as gifts, sold them, and made them for guests, but I never have any left over by the end of the day. They are also very pretty, with the nice "broken" top characteristic of Snicks.
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla (this is an occasion worthy of GOOD vanilla!)
- 2 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Cream together butter and sugar.
- Add in eggs, one at a time, along with vanilla, until well-combined.
- Mix dry ingredients (flour, salt, soda, cream of tartar) in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredient mix into the wet mix in 2-3 stages.
- Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon together in a small bowl.
- Use your hands to roll dough into little (ping-pong ball-sized) balls.
- Roll dough-balls in the cinnamon/sugar mixture so they're covered all the way around. Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 or 3 inches apart.
- Bake 7 or 8 minutes, until they have spread out and have JUST started to turn brown. Remove from cookie sheets and place cookies on cooling rack to cool and set a little. If they're not completely cooked when they come out of the oven, let them cook a bit more on the cookie sheets, out of the oven. 7-8 minutes will make a nice, chewy cookie with a little crispness on the bottom.
I was SO happy to find a snickerdoodle recipe that required Cream of Tartar...it isn't a proper Snickerdoodle unless it has that ingredient...it's just a sugar cookie, otherwise! These turned out light, fluffy, cinnamon-y...in other words, just delicious and perfect! Great recipe and thanks for posting a Classic American Cookie. :) Made for Spring PAC 2010.
This is identicle to a recipe i am very familiar with. The only difference is that instead of using 1 cup of butter it uses 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup shortening which leads to a softer cookie
The flavor of these cookies is excellent. However, a ping pong ball is 38-40 mm; using this diameter the recipe yields 20 cookies. The baking time needs to be increased accordingly- this will vary based on individual ovens. Thanks Teresa! Will definitely make again.