Several years ago, I asked my grandmother for her snicker doodle cookie recipe and it has been a favorite in our home ever since. Not only are these cookies really tasty but they are super-easy to make. I often try to make double-batch so that I can have part of the dough stashed away in the freezer for those in-a-pinch-need-cookies-NOW moments.
Yield: ~5 dozen cookies (depending on the size of dough balls you make)
- 1 c butter, softened
- 1 1/2 c sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 3/4 c flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- small bowl of cinnamon-sugar mixture for rolling the balls of dough in
- Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugar; add in the eggs and continue mixing.
- Sift the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt and add to the creamed mixture.
- Roll the dough into small balls (I typically make mine around the size of a gumball) and then roll the balls in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- Chill dough for at least 2 hours to keep the cookies from spreading when baking.
- Pre-heat oven to 350F; bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and leave the cookies on the baking sheet for ~2 minutes before transferring the cookies to a cooling rack. Enjoy!