Classic Snickerdoodles

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Here's a cookie recipe just like mom made! These Classic Snickerdoodle cookies get their signature puffy texture and warm flavor via cream of tartar in the dough and a cinnamon-sugar coating.

Classic Snickerdoodles
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 3 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add 1-1/2 cups sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Shape dough into 1-1/4-inch balls. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.

Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies:

Prepare as directed, except omit cinnamon and roll balls in 1/4 cup sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

94 Calories
4g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 69mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 23mg 0%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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