Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies

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The BEST Snickerdoodle cookies EVER!  We love this recipe and know it will be a hit in your household as well.  I like to use my stand mixer when I make cookies, it seems to get a more uniformed batter.

BEST Snickerdoodle Cookies EVER!

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture:
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Cinnamon

Baking cookies

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar for 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy.  Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the eggs and vanilla. Cream for 1-2 minutes longer.

  3. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt, just until combined.

  4. In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon.

  5. If time allows, wrap the dough and let refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.  Roll into small balls until round and smooth.  Drop into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and coat well. Using a spoon, coat for a second time, ensuring the cookie balls are completely covered.  *To make flatter snickerdoodles, press down in the center of the ball before placing in the oven. This helps to keep them from puffing up in the middle.

  6. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes.  Let cool for several minutes on baking sheet before removing from the pan.

    Snickerdoodles are great warmed slightly in your microwave.  Make sure that your butter and eggs are both at room temperature before you start your mixing.