Ah, Snickerdoodles. Cookies I so foolishly thought of as a child as “old people cookies”…assuming that they weren’t any good. I think this was mainly because my grandparents always kept these in the cookie jar at their house, along with gingersnaps (which I also grew to love). I tried these cookies a few years ago and immediately asked myself “where have these been all my life?!” and then thought…”oh yeah, at my grandparents house…and I never bothered to try them!” 😛
With Thanksgiving practically here and Christmas on it’s way, I figured it’s the perfect time to break out the cookie recipes! This is my favorite time of year for baking, I love the seasonal flavors & giving homemade treats like these delicious snickerdoodles, as gifts. I wanted to start off the cookie season by giving you a recipe that is easy and doesn’t require many ingredients…these were the perfect choice.
Thick & Soft Snickerdoodles
You Will Need:
- 2 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
- 2 Tsp Cream of Tartar
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 3/4 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tbsp + 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1 Cup (Two Sticks) Unsalted Butter, Room Temp
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of your sugar with 1 tbsp of your cinnamon.
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, & remaining 1 tsp of cinnamon. Set aside.
- In your stand mixer fixed with the paddle attachment, or in a bowl with a hand mixer, cream your butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar together until fluffy. Add your eggs in one at a time, mixing between each one. Then add in the vanilla.
- Slowly begin to add in your dry ingredients until a soft dough forms. With an ice-cream scoop or tablespoon, scoop a 2-inch ball of dough into your bowl of cinnamon sugar and toss to coat. Place ball onto baking sheet and lightly press down to shape the cookie. Repeat for all of your dough.
- Bake for 9-12 minutes or until the edges begin to lightly brown. Enjoy with a tall glass of milk or eggnog!