"One of the few snickerdoodle recipes that does not require cream of tarter. Recipe is from Gale Gand (Food Network)."
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37 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In a mixer with paddle attachment,cream the butter.
  • Add the sugar and continue to mix, then add eggs, corn syrup and vanilla.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Add the dry ingredients a little at a time until well blended.
  • Chill dough it it is sticky and hard to handle.
  • Roll balls of dough into about the size of a walnut and then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until puffed up and the surface of the cookie is cracked.
  • When done let cool for a few minutes before moving to wire rack to completely cool.

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  1. I had high hopes for this recipe but after the first tray, I was ready to give this a 2 -- great 'snickerdoodle' taste, but they spread way too much and were very ugly! I threw out the tasty but ugly cookies (so I wouldn't eat them.) I had used margarine (Parkay)instead of butter so I added another scoop of flour and chilled the dough for another hour. I switched to a rounded teaspoon. 10 minutes and they're perfect. Still not the cutest cookie, but presentable and darn tasty. Oh, if I make these again, I will definitely use less vanilla.
  2. Delicious!! I overcooked the first batch and they were still really good!
  3. Very gooey and delicious. Perfect.
  4. This recipe was great! I did not chill the dough at all - I was being impatient - and they still turned out absolutely wonderful! We also did not have the corn syrup, so I substituted with sugar and water. Thanks so much for a great snickerdoodle recipe with no cream of tartar!
  5. I used whole wheat pastry flour and 1 3/4 cups sugar, and these cookies were delicious!! They were perfectly crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and great right out of the oven.



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