When I make these snicker-doodles cookie I always think of my Dad and my Hubby. This is their favorite cookie, over the years I have spent time perfecting them. Because I don’t know about you but I like a soft and chewy snicker-doodle v.s a hard and dry one!
Tip* First thing first! Do yourself a favor and buy some parchment paper. I NEVER used it and thought it was just another step. Let’s face it everyone is in a hurry to get things done fast these days….But I have to say I have baked TONS AND TONS of cookies in my day and I finally started using it and I never went back!
Step 1: In a stand mixer, mix sugar and butter together until fluffy. Then add eggs and mix.
Step 2: In a medium size bowl add flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. With a whisk mix slightly until combined.
Step 3: Slowly mix in the dry ingredients. Once it is combined place the dough into the fridge for about 10-15 minutes or until very chilled and stiff to the touch.
Step 4: Meanwhile waiting for the dough to chill mix together cinnamon and sugar into a small bowl.
Step 5: When the dough is good and chilled it’s time to dip out the cookies! I use a cookie scoop. You can use any size it just depends on how large of a cookie you want and of course adjust the cooking time. (Then smaller the scoop the less time to bake.) You can also use a spoon and roll the dough into balls. No right way or wrong way.
Step 6: Go ahead and start to scoop the balls and place a couple into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Roll them around until they are covered in the mixture. Place each one on the cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. This part is important. I always watch them close to the end because you will pull them out once they look cracked on top
As you pull the cookie sheet out the cookies will flatten. Do not be alarmed they are supposed to do this. They will look almost raw still. This is the part that is up to you. If you like a crunchy cookie then you need to leave them in longer. If you like a crisp edge and a chewy center then they are done. Let them sit on the cookie sheet for about 3-5 minutes. You can then put them on a cooling rack to cool the rest of the way.
“If you eat cookies fast enough your fitbit will think you’re running.”