World's Best Snickerdoodles

Recipe by Teresa in CO
READY IN: 18mins
YIELD: 36 cookies




  • 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.