Soft Snickerdoodles




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This is a quick & easy recipe for the classic soft snickerdoodle cookie. Serve as dessert with ice cream, or devour it simply as a snack.

Delicious balls of nostalgia rolled in a coating of excellence; serve with a cup of cheer and enjoy.

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Step 1: Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg + 1 egg yolk

2 ¾ cups flour

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons cinnamon

¼ cup sugar

Step 2: Cream It

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cream the butter and sugar together on high speed until light and fluffy.

Step 3: Egg It

Add egg, egg yolk and vanilla and mix to combine

Step 4: Dry Ingredients

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar.

Add dry mixture to butter mixture, and mix to combine.

Step 5: Shape & Bake It

In a small shallow bowl, add ¼ cup sugar and cinnamon, mixing until combined.

Shape the cookie mixture into little ¾ inch balls, and roll each in the sugar and cinnamon mixture, placing each ball on a silicone-mat-lined baking sheet when done.
Place in oven and bake for around 10 minutes, or until set.

Step 6: Done!

Take out of oven and let cool before serving.

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    13 Discussions


    2 years ago

    I will have to try these!

    spatial guy

    2 years ago

    G'day Michael,

    Are you using vanilla extract with bourbon essence in it????

    Cheers Michael from Australia

    1 reply

    2 years ago

    These cookies are a wonderful memory from my childhood. I think they will be around for a long time to come. Thanks for sharing the recipe and how to's. Nothing not to like about these tasty cookies. YUM !!!

    1 reply
    Ace GambitAce Gambit

    Reply 2 years ago

    Just made them. They didn't look even close to as good as yours, but they tasted delicious! Even my dad, who doesn't like sweets, thought they were good. Nice job!


    2 years ago

    the instructions say baking soda, but the images show baking powder. which is it?

    1 reply

    Sorry it is actually baking soda. The baking soda needs to go with the Cream of Tartar to react.