Hey guys! Well, I can’t take credit for this recipe at all…it’s from my trusty red-and-white-checked Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. But I needed a cookie recipe because I wanted to be sure to have something for our oldest when she got off the bus yesterday. After her first full day of school (she just started first grade!), I thought she’d be ready for something comforting. (As a funny side note, when she did walk in the door, she threw down her backpack and announced that she just wanted to “chill-ax.” Whaaaa?! One day of first grade and she’s already talking like a teenager!)
Anyway, these cookies never fail me. They are always the perfect texture and are never too thin, which is often the case for me and cookies. In light of how much success I’ve had with this recipe (and because these days my creative juices are running dry), I thought I’d just share one of our favorites with you. Hope you like ’em!
Classic Snickerdoodles (Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, 1996)
1/2 c. butter, room temperature
1 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
2 T. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375. In a medium mixing bowl, beat butter for 30 seconds. Add 1 c. sugar, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Beat till combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer, then stir in remaining flour. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
Combine the 2 T. sugar and the cinnamon in a small bowl. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls, then roll them in the cinnamon-sugar to coat. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10-11 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen.