The Christmas holiday season is cookie baking time at our house. One of our favorites is the traditional “Snickerdoodle,” with its soft chewy texture and great cinnamon taste.
1 cube butter (soft)
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar (set aside the 2 tablespoons)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 2/3 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Cream butter and 1 cup sugar until blended, beat in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cream of tarter, then gradually beat into creamed mixture.
Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Shape dough into 1 inch balls, roll in cinnamon sugar, place on greased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes in a 375 degrees oven.