Snickerdoodle cookies are a favorite around our house because they are one of the few cookies I bake without chocolate! My boys (all of them) are not fans of chocolate. I can not wrap my head around the concept of that last sentence.
But, Snickerdoodle cookies, with the sugar and cinnamon combo, are a delicious blend of sugar and spice! Here is one more favorite non-chocolate cookie.
This Snickerdoodle cookie recipe is straight out of the Better Homes & Garden Cookbook from over twenty-five years ago. It was a wedding gift. My mother-in-law, or maybe it was my mom, knew cooking was going to come with a steep learning curve for me.
This is one of the few recipes I pull into the cookie rotation at our house. I make this a few times a year for my husband! Since I am not a fan of cooking, baking is a fun way for me to share my gratitude for all the things my hubby does around the house.
Baking is a great way to thank him for spending an hour to fix my printer when I can not get the ink cartridges to load correctly so the printer “senses” the cartridge’s presence!
These Snickerdoodle cookies come out pretty much perfect every time I bake them. It’s one of the few recipes I follow line by line. I’m sure that’s just a coincidence.
My sister is sending me a long-distance eye roll right about now.
- 3 3/4 CUPS FLOUR
- 1/2 TSP. BAKING SODA
- 1/2 TSP. CREAM OF TARTAR
- 1 CUP BUTTER, SOFTENED
- 2 CUPS SUGAR
- 1/4 CUP MILK
- 1 TSP. VANILLA
- 3 TBSP. SUGAR SUGAR-CINNAMON MIXTURE
- 1 TSP. CINNAMON
- Preheat oven to 375.Add dry ingredients in a bowl. Beat butter, sugar in a separate bowl until creamy. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to the beaten mixture.Form dough into 1 " balls and roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture.Place on lightly greased cookie sheets and flatten with bottom of a glass. Bake at 375 for about 8 minutes.
Who knew a shot glass was a multi-purpose tool? I use a shot glass whenever a cookie recipe includes the instructions to “flatten” the dough. It also works great when you need a circle cookie cutter on the fly.
Enjoy these soft and chewy Snickerdoodle cookies with a glass of chilled milk! Oh, and if my husband is reading… I can explain why the printer is in the middle of the yard… have another Snickerdoodle cookie, sweetie!