Oh my heavens, these cookies are to die for! I love snickerdoodles, & these are for sure the BEST ones! The cream of tartar really helps keep them soft & delicious. The original recipe was double this, & didn't have vanilla, but I am glad I halved the recipe because I ate well more than my fair share. They are that hard to stop eating! YUM!
Recipe altered from My Baking Addiction by: Amber (Dessert Now, Dinner Later!)
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (or margarine)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Mix the cream of tartar, flour, salt & baking soda in a bowl. In a stand mixer, cream sugar & butter. Scrape bowl. Add egg & vanilla. Scrape bowl. Add dry ingredients until incorporated well.
- Scoop dough into balls with a cookie scoop. (I use a #50 scoop, about 1 1/2-inch balls.) In a separate bowl combine sugar & cinnamon for coating. Roll each ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture & place on a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350*F for 10-12 minutes (*If your pan is seasoned/dark it will take less time, or you can pull them sooner for an even softer delicious cookie.)