The Season for Baking Is Here!

12 Drummers Drumming: Snickerdoodles

It's the time of year to get out the butter, sugar and spices. In the next 20 days, I'm going to be baking 12 different cookies as a countdown to Christmas!

"Snickerdoodle" is fun to say, but we all know it's more fun to eat. This recipe is very easy and yields a slightly chewy cookie.

1 c butter, softened
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 c flour
2 t cream of tartar
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt

3 T sugar
3 t cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, mix together butter, sugar and eggs until thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Beat until just combined. Chill the dough for about 20 minutes in the refrigerator. While it's chilling, combine the sugar and cinnamon for the coating.

Roll dough into one-inch balls, then roll in the cinnamon sugar. Place on cookie sheet with ample space between. Bake for 10 minutes.

A few helpful notes:
It is important to have the dough be cool when it goes into the oven to prevent very flat cookies. So place the dough in the refrigerator between batches. Also, don't let the cookies get brown. You want them to have a sugar cookie appearance. Start with a small first batch in the oven to make sure you are happy with the timing.



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