Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles
Staff Writer
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For people who like simple cookies, tender snickerdoodles are better than the fanciest decorated cookie. They are all about sugar and spice, but if you like vanilla, add a teaspoon to the dough. This recipe makes a lot of cookies, so have designated recipients before you start baking.

24
Servings
164
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4  Cups  unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2  Teaspoons  cream of tartar
  • 1  Teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1 3/4  Cup  sugar
  • sticks butter, soft
  • large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1  Tablespoon  ground cinnamon

Directions

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, beat 1 ½ cups of the sugar and the butter with an electric mixer set on high speed until combined, about 1 minute. One at a time, beat in the eggs. With the mixer on low speed, mix in the flour mixture, just until combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the dough is chilled enough to handle easily, at least 2 hours, or up to 1 day. 

Position the oven racks in the top third and center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. 

Using about 2 tablespoons for each cookie, roll the dough into balls. In a small bowl, mix together then remaining ¼ cup sugar and the cinnamon. A few at a time, roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar to coat and place in a baking dish. Then, arrange the balls of dough 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Refrigerate the remaining dough balls while you bake the first batch. 

Bake, switching the positions of the baking sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through baking, until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges, about 12 minutes. The cookies should be soft; don't overbake. Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and let cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough balls, using cooled baking sheets.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
27g
21%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Calcium, Ca
4mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
48µg
12%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
6mg
2%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
32mg
5%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
12mg
1%
Water
4g
0%

Snickerdoodle Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Snickerdoodle Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.