I came to snickerdoodles late in life. I used to always go for the flashier cookies and tended toward anything chocolate. One day it came to me that I had never tried them, so I set out to find a recipe. Strangely, most of the recipes I came across used shortening in them. Shortening does not come to my house. I decided to modify a few recipes and came up with this one. They're all butter, sugar and white flour, but man are they good.
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 3/4 cup flour
1 t baking soda
2 t cream of tartar
1 t salt
1 t vanilla
2 T sugar
2 t cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 and grease cookie sheets
Cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Stir together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt and mix until just combined.
Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Form dough into small balls and roll in cinnamon sugar. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown at the edges.
This recipe is being added to the Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap at Farmer's Daughter. Check out all the yummy recipes added. It is also being added to the Retro Housewife Goes Green: Green Holiday Blog Carnival.