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Wednesday, August 3, 2011


A favorite family cookie. Our snickerdoodle recipe is the best. Soft chewy and sweet.

Who doesn't love Snickerdoodles? And is that not the cutest of all cookie names? Makes you chuckle just to say it. We love fresh baked cookies in our house. This is my favorite Snickerdoodle recipe using butter and not shortening as some call for. Snickerdoodles are a cookie that is best eaten the same day or within a day of baking. This recipe is the perfect sized batch. You can freeze extras for later.

A certain someone smelled cookies.
The recipe is below.


1/2 c. butter softened
1 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1//4 tsp. cream of tartar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1-1/2 c. all purpose flour
2 tbl. sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Beat butter with an electric mixer on med. speed for 30 seconds. Add the one cup sugar, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in the flour with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour by hand if needed. Cover and chill dough about one hour or until easy to handle.
Combine the two tablespoons of sugar and the the cinnamon. Shape dough into one inch balls. Roll balls into sugar-cinnamon mixture to coat. Place two inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10 to 11 minutes or until edges are golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!


Holly said...

One of my all time favorite cookies! I would make them more often but my husband doesn't like cinnamon. Who in their right mind doesn't like cinnamon?

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

What a cutie pie she is waiting for those cookies to cool down I'm sure. One of my favorites, too.

poppilinnstudios said...

Awww, how cute! Bet your daughter enjoyed those cookies! I was thinking about making chocolate chip cookies later or cherry scones or cake...guess I'm craving sweets. I think I've been looking at too many food blogs lately!
Happy baking!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

How did you know that Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie...I love, love Snickerdooles!
I am going to copy your recipe.
Have a sweet day!

Olive Cooper said...

I have never baked these but the name is charming!

Ginger Zuck said...

Thanks for the recipe! They look just wonderful and I have always loved their name, its too cute. I'm like your little one when it comes to the smell of a warm cookie!

Kerin said...

Yummy ! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Your little one is a doll!

notes of sincerity said...

Oh my. I love snickerdoodles!! :o)
And look at your little cutie patootie sneaking a peek over the counter! :o)

Gen @Simplycornish said...

Snickerdoodles are my husbands favorite cookies. I will be trying this recipe. Thanks a bunch. My husband's secretary used to make these by the dozens for him before he retired. Not sure he's had any since and that was in 2000. Guess he's due. Your daughter is just adorable!

Rhonda said...

These look good! Snickerdoodles were one of our basic 4-H recipes when I was younger. Our older son LOVES them! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

Leslie said...

Hello Snickerdoole ~ will you marry me!!!

What a sweet little face in the photo!!
Have a great Thursday

GardenofDaisies said...

I love snickerdoodles!! They smell heavenly!

Sherry said...

Such a classic cookie and so good!

Mecky said...

Those look great!

Sandra said...

Thanks for the recipe...they look delicious and what a cute little face sniffing those fresh baked cookies!

Grandma Honey said...

Oh yes, nothing like Snickerdoodles!
I like the idea that these are made with butter and not yucky shortening. Thanks for passing them along.

Debbie said...

Best cookie in the world! It's my personal specialty and a family favorite.

Really Rainey said...

I just made a batch last week end with my niece! They are so good and fun to make for kids too!

Good Rule: Keep Cool
~Rainey @ The Project Table~

Kate said...

I remember a little blond head peaking over the counter many years ago...Snickerdoodle cookies are our favorite.