img_2840I love snickerdoodles.  To me they exude the holidays with all of their cinnamony-sugar goodness.  Lately though, I’ve been afraid to make cookies.  Every time I made a batch of cookies they spread like crazy and were a flat ugly mess.  I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what was going on.  Tried changing the flour, the baking soda…nothing worked.  Finally, I turned to the internet to help diagnose my problem.  It was my oven of all things, so I adjusted the temperature and I’m back in business!

Enough of my babbling, here’s an awesome snickerdoodle recipe I think you might like as well.



1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
Cinnamon-Sugar mixture for rolling:
2 Tbl. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars with mixer on high speed.  Add the egg and vanilla until combined.  Add flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar to sugar mixture and mix until blended.  Chill dough in fridge for an hour.  Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  In a small bowl mix cinnamon-sugar mixture together.  Take about a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball.  Roll it into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and place on a cookie sheet.  Flatten them slightly with the palm of your hand and bake them for 12-14 minutes.  They’ll look like they aren’t quite ready, but they are!  Let them cool slightly and enjoy!  (Makes 12-16 cookies)

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