Thursday, May 19, 2011

perfect snickerdoodles...

Remember how I'm kind of picky about my sugar cookies?

Well, I'm a total snickerdoodle snob.
There.  I said it.

But these...

These are perfect.

Crisp, chewy, buttery, cinnamon-y, sweet perfection.

I have to be careful how often I make them.
Or I will eat every last one in a matter of minutes.
They are that good.

It's one of those family recipes that I'm not sure where it came from.  It's fairly simple, but trust me when I tell you it's the only snickerdoodle recipe you'll need from now on.


1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 - 3 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons sugar + 2 teaspoons cinnamon for coating (I never measure this part, just eyeball it.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter, sugar, and eggs.  Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.  Mix until a cohesive dough is formed.

Portion into 1.5 inch balls (I use a scoop) then roll in cinnamon/sugar mixture.  Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes.  Transfer to wire rack to cool.


  1. I'm really excited to try these!! I'm still on the hunt for the perfect Snickerdoodle recipe.. I'm a snob too :)

  2. Looks yummy! I have a really good recipe from my Gram, but the flour portion is OFF, so I always guess by consistency. I'm going to give this one a try!!


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