I have never tried or made snickerdoodles until today. They have been one of those recipes that I have wanted to make for awhile now. And today I happened to be in one of those rare cooking moods so I went with it and made this little babies. I was quite surprised on how easy they were to prepare. After I baked them I popped one in my mouth and WOW I was in love. These are my new favorite cookie and have to be one of the best recipes of all time. I have really been missing out. I tried to trace the orgin of these delicious cookies and found that many people suggest many things but all were European countries so we will just say this is an European cookie.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Place dough in the refrigerator and allow to chill for 1 hour.
2.In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar. Place two baking sheets lined with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats into the fridge to chill.
2. Pre-heat oven to 350F. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; roll in cinnamon-sugar. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool
Yields: 2-1/2 dozen