I found several dozen snickerdoodle recipes online, but I was looking for one without butter because a) the recipe I used to use was shortening based, and b) my grandson is allergic to dairy. These taste outstanding with a cup of tea. Kid's of all ages just love this cinnamon-topped cookie. And Kids of all ages love Snickerdoodles. I found a few that met the bill but the reviews were mixed and there were several comments about the cookies being too hard or not flattening. This is the recipe I tried, and having just eaten two more than I was planning on (and trying to limit it to that), I can assure you these are the perfect snickerdoodle. Very lightly crisp outside, fluffy and soft in the middle. Just like I remember.