Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Family's Snickerdoodle Recipe

A friend of mine asked me this weekend if I was willing to part with my family's snickerdoodle recipe.  Since there is no likelihood that I will ever write a cookbook of my own ;)  I don't mind sharing it at all.  I am glad to share it actually and glad that my friend asked for the recipe!  It was a great compliment that her family likes them enough to ask for the recipe.  One woman who works with my husband once told me that they are like a drug!  

So, here's the recipe...


1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
Cream well.  No lumps.

Add 2 eggs and mix together well.

2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp. cream of tarter
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
Add and mix together to stir into above.

Chill dough for 2-3 hours.  Roll dough into balls the size of small walnuts.  

Roll in a mixture of 
2 Tbsp. sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon

Bake on ungreased (or parchment lined) cookie sheet for 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  
Play around with how long you bake them--less if you like chewy cookies, more if you like crispy ones.

Note:  The cookies puff up at first, then flatten out with crinkled tops.

1 comment:

  1. I call this "Aunt Mae's Snickerdoodles". My grandmother volunteered in a PTA thrift shop in Whittier where she mended clothes. A little old lady, who the volunteers referred to as Aunt Mae, brought Snickerdoodles to them. This is when Jerry and I were dating, and he once said that his favorite cookie was Snickerdoodles. My grandmother asked Aunt Mae for the recipe, so here it is! It's still a favorite in our house, too.