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Snickerdoodle Cookies.A simple cookie with a silly name, Snickerdoodles are an easy cookie to make and go great with tea. These cookies are actually pretty common, but not everyone knows them by name. They are pretty bullet-proof as far as cookie recipes go and the low number of ingredients means you can almost always make these without a trip to the store. Cream of tartar may not be in your pantry and is essential to help activate the baking soda given the simple nature of this recipe. You have to really try hard to mess these up. The visual cues to their done-ness are pretty evident. If only molasses softies or other dark-dough cookies were so easy to tell done-ness by sight.


Preheat oven to 375° F

1 cup butter
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 pinch of salt

Cinnamon Sugar Coating
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Cream the butter, sugar and eggsin mixer until fluffy. Mix the remaining dry ingredients together and then gradually add to the butter mixture, scraping bowl occasionally with spatual to ensure even mixing. Roll into 1 inch balls and roll in cinnamon sugar to thoroughly coat. Place dough on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 10 - 12 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool for one to two minutes on cookie sheets before placing on cooling racks.

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  1. Comment from WC 
    6:11 AM   26-Jul-2009
    The recipe was great, thanks. I couldn't help but laugh when I saw the three images just titled 'Snickerdoodles'.
    1. Response from Brian
      6:10 AM   28-Jul-2009
      Yeah, I think I was out of ways to describe those pictures but wanted to show them on the page still. Glad you liked the recipe. I've enjoyed these cookies since I was a child.
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