That’s one of my favorite words to say. Who thought it up? It’s so fun. Here’s the recipe my mom uses to make snickerdoodles. (Note: because my mom uses this recipe, it means it’s good. She’s a great baker. Did I mention she has a wonderful daughter too?) xo, m
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 large egg, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
4 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1 cup sugar, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well-blended. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer, and stir in remaining flour.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
Combine the 4 tablespoons sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.
Place balls of dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes or until edges are beautifully golden. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
Say “snickerdoodle” 5 times, and serve to friends.