Updated: Dec 15, 2019
A perennial cookie jar favorite, the snickerdoodle has been gracing taste buds all over the world with that joyful combo of cinnamon and sugar magic.
I swear, I am not lying when I say these are the best damn snickerdoodles in all the land. I found this recipe about 3 years ago, and it has been a hit after hit with every batch.
In fact, the reason I just can't hold back from spilling the beans on these ‘doodles, is because it's so much easier to guide people in this direction when being hounded for the recipe, instead of having to make everyone cookies for the rest of my life. . Also, my sister really wanted this snickerdoodle recipe, after the cookies I made for her, landed on her doorstep almost two weeks later. (Thanks a lot USPS!) She said they were still so soft and decadent, she was blown away they were THAT old. They might have had a little assistance in the moisture department from the small piece of sourdough bread I placed in the tupperware as , this helps keep the cookies fresher for longer but two weeks is still a mighty long time for those doodles to still be so soft!. Our mom is an amazing baker, so when my cookie connoisseur sister is telling me THESE ARE THE BEST SNICKERDOODLES ever, I know she's not kidding. Fast- forward to my cousin who also received his box of cookies, which I'm pretty sure he must have blacked out eating, because he apparently ate the entire package in ONE night. Yeah, they are THAT good.
So if you're looking to pull through on that important pitch at your next meeting, or perhaps win over the heart of your future mother- in- law, here's your guaranteed backup for success.
You'll understand the power of this magnificent doodle, as soon as those impressive clouds of buttered cinnamon take over your circuit boards with the first bite.
The Best Damn Snickerdoodles
1 cup softened butter
2 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
Turn oven to 350 degree on the bake setting.
Mix dry ingredients together- flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend well. Carefully add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Mix well.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. (Makes about 3-4 dozen cookies)
Original recipe is from Lil' Luna.