These are my family’s recipe for snickerdoodles that has been passed down from generation to generation. They are my absolute favorite cookie. Simple and sweet but not crazy sweet, it makes it into my holiday basket every year. The subtle flavors of cinnamon mix with the butter to make anyone feel like they came home.
Now, the secret to these cookies is the cream of tarter. For whatever reason, you mix int the cream of tarter and the cookies come out with a crispy outside and creamy inside. I have made them without the cream of tarter and while still delicious and edible, you get a coarser more crumbly cookie, similar in texture to shortbread.
1 cup soft butter
1 ½ cup sugar
2 ¾ cups plain flour
2tsp cream of tarter
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
Preheat oven 400 degrees. Mix butter, sugar, eggs. Sift flour, soda, cream, and salt. Stir in. Roll into quarter size balls. Mix sugar and cinnamon and roll balls in mixture. Place two inches apart. Bake 10 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet.