Friday, May 28, 2010

Snickerdoodles

I'm not sure if there's any better childhood memory than coming home from school to the aroma of freshly baked cookies. My mom practiced this trick a couple times in my youth and it was just the thing to make me fall in love with her over and over again. Now, I practice this trick on the hubs.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

2 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

Soften butter. Add sugar and mix with beaters until creamy. Add eggs. Then add combined remaining ingredients. Mix until smooth and creamy. Put in refrigerator for one hour (or longer if needed).

After an hour, mix 2 Tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll batter into 1" balls and roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Place on a cookie sheet 2" apart. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Enjoy.

3 comments:

Katie McNeil said...

This recipe is magic. Your mom introduced snickerdoodles to me and I think of her every time I make them! Crazy east coasters haven't heard of them and wonder if there are Snickers in them. They don't know what they've been missing.

p.s. I've seen so many varied (and more complicated) Snickerdoodle recipes, but Dianne's is ALWAYS the best. xoxo

Catherine said...

:) I agree. I want to spread the snickerdoodle love to the East coast.

Elise said...

When I think of snickerdoodles, I will forever think of our Enclave apartment.