12 Days of Cookies, Day 8: Snickerdoodles

Wait, you say! Snickerdoodles aren’t a traditional holiday cookie! Well, for many New England families, snickerdoodles are traditional.  And either way, does it matter? They’re delicious!

The recipe I use was “stolen” from the family I babysat for in college.  The two girls I watched loved making cookies, and this was one of their family’s favorite recipes.

(makes 2-3 dozen)

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup white sugar
2 tbsp turbinado sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cup flour, sifted
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp + 2 tsp cinnamon

1. Mix together the butter, sugar, and eggs until light and fluffy.

2. In another large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, and 1/4 tsp cinnamon. If you don’t have cream of tartar on hand, omit both the cream of tartar AND the baking soda, and use 3 tsp baking powder instead.

3. Slowly but thoroughly mix the dry ingredients with the creamed mixture. Chill dough  at least 2 hours.

4. Roll the dough into 1″ balls. Roll each ball in a mixture of 2 tbsp turbinado sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon.

5. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 400° for 7-8 minutes.

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  1. Christmas cookie or not, these Look GREAT!!!