Friday, April 1, 2011


I thought it was time for another recipe. This is my children's very favorite cookie - Snickerdoodles. I learned to make these when I was in junior high- aka middle school. We had "home economics" back then and I must confess it was a lot more interesting than algebra! I even have my original recipe card I typed up on my Smith Corona portable typewriter. Now I'm really showing my age.

I've made a few changes over the years. Butter instead of shortening, adding some milk and vanilla extract along with more flour. I really like the consistency of the dough. I chill it for an hour. That really helps when you roll it out into balls and dredge it in cinnamon sugar.

Well, this week my son was "Star of the Week" and begged me to make the cookies for his 2nd grade class. I don't need to be asked twice. I baked a batch and wrapped them up.

This is an easy and fun cookie to make. You can get the kids involved (if you have some). Mine love to roll the dough in the cinnamon sugar. So here's the recipe.


1 cup softened butter (2 sticks)
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 1/3rd cup sifted flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar (found in the baking aisle with the spices)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
Cinnamon Sugar- 1/3rd cup sugar mixed with 1 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400

  • Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add eggs one at a time. Mix well
  • Add milk and vanilla extract. Mix well
  • Sift flour along with cream of tartar, baking soda and salt and add to butter mixture. Mix until flour is incorporated into mixture.
  • Chill for one hour in the refrigerator.
  • Shape dough with hands into teaspoon size balls.
  • Roll in cinnamon sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet 2" apart. (Cookies spread during baking process.) I line my with "silpat" liners just in case but you don't have too.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

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