Snickerdoodles are great cookies, and this is my favorite snickerdoodle recipe. Any cookie with this much butter and sugar has got to be good!
This Snickerdoodle recipe is from our friend Sneaker's mother, thus the name. I've tried other versions, but they're not nearly as good. These cookies start out fantastically soft and chewy in the middle, and become delightfully crisp overnight. The best of both worlds.
Here I've given the base set of ingredients, all ready for substitution. Note that this snickerdoodle recipe is a perfect base for making SnickerPoodles.
Step 1: Ingredients & tools
3 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
2 cup sugar (this goes into the cookie dough)
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoon sugar (this is for rolling the cookies before baking)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mixing bowl + fork (for dry ingredients)
Mixing bowl + wooden spoon, or stand mixer (for wet ingredients + combining)
small bowl or ramekin for sugar-rolling