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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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

1 hr
10 mins
1 hr 40 mins
30 mins
about 48 cookies


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

94 calories; fat 4g; cholesterol 19mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 13g; mono fat 1g; sugars 7g; protein 1g; vitamin a 145.8IU; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; folate 16.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 69mg; potassium 23mg; iron 0.4mg.