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.