Snickerdoodles

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We love cookies. We bake cookies all the time! Snickerdoodles have to be one of our favorites. Who came up with the name Snickerdoodles? Seriously, what does that even mean?

I have a rule – no appliances as gifts. We have been married for over 20 years and I can only think of two times Donald has broken the no appliance rule.

The first time was over 20 years ago- Donald gave me a bread maker. That was our very first Christmas as a married couple, and from the get go, I was very clear that appliances were not to be given as gifts. Unfortunately, from the get go wasn’t soon enough- he’d already bought the bread maker. For good reason, he was a little afraid when Christmas morning rolled around- luckily, I loved it.Β We have enjoyed many loaves of bread from that appliance.

The second time he broke the rule was a couple of years ago, when he bought me the KitchenAid. I love it – even more than my bread maker. I use it practically everyday. I guess some rules are just meant to be broken.Β One of my kids came in and noticed the KitchenAid on the counter and said, “You know it’s going to be a good day when you see the mixer out.” So true, right?

When cooking or baking, the correct tool makes all the difference. Many years ago there was a gal who worked in the same office as I did and she made the best chocolate chip cookies. Each one was perfect in size and shape and when I asked her about it, she told me that she had a special cookie scooper. I thought to myself, do they even make such a thing? I was so impressed by that – and now even I own a special cookie scooper.

So back to the Snickerdoodles-

Preheat oven to 400*
In a large mixing bowl beat together butter, sugar and eggs until creamy and fluffy.

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In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients (flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt).

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Gradually stir dry ingredients into the butter mixture. I use the stir setting on my mixer, being careful not to overmix.

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In small bowl prepare the cinnamon sugar mix. Mix 2 tablespoons sugar with 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Using your handy-dandy cookie scooper, scoop and roll cookie dough into 1 1/2 balls…

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and then roll the dough balls around in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Place on a cookie sheet.

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Bake for 7-9 minutes.

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Cool on a rack.

Yum!!

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Best afternoon snack ever!

 

Ingredients
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

2 1/2 T sugar
1 T cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400*
In a large mixing bowl beat together butter, sugar and eggs until creamy and fluffy. In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients (flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt). Gradually stir dry ingredients into the butter mixture. I use the stir setting on my mixer, being careful not to overmix.

In small bowl prepare the cinnamon sugar mix. Mix 2 tablespoons sugar with 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Roll cookie dough into 1 1/2 balls and then roll the dough balls around in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 7-9 minutes. Cool on a rack.

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5 thoughts on “Snickerdoodles

  1. Cindy & Jordan, the Snickerdoodles are awesome. They turned out just as pictured, and they are dangerously good. How many calories??? Just kidding I know they are more than a couple meals worth. Can’t wait to serve them to our guests tonight – thanks, Karen

    • Thanks Karen. I’m so glad you liked the recipe. You can’t worry about calories with cookies! πŸ™‚

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