I made these for my brother because a couple of years ago, after knowing my brother for all 30-ish years of my life, he announced that Snickerdoodles are his favorite cookie.
It was one of the most random things I had ever heard him say.
Snickerdoodles? I mean, whose favorite cookie is that, anyway?
My brother's. Apparently.
This was news to me. But good news, since I like Snickerdoodles. They're fun to say and super yummy to eat.
So I made these for a family gathering at my aunt's house. I took a plate piled high of Snickerdoodles. I waved them under my brother's nose and then sat them on the dessert table.
Nearly immediately, the plate of freshly baked cookies were totally demolished. My brother got approximately one cookie + a stray crumb out of the entire mound of cookies I took. That's all that was left.
You can't dawdle in our family. If you want something, you'd better grab it.
Otherwise it's gone.
But, of the one cookie + stray crumb he got to sample, my brother said these were the best Snickerdoodles he'd ever had and that I should blog the recipe.
That's a high compliment. And that's why I'm blogging this recipe.
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
Heaping 1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 T cinnamon
Cream together the butter and sugar for several minutes in a mixer until creamy and totally combined. Add the eggs and combine. Add the remaining ingredients and stir (mixer on low) until just combined. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl to make sure everything is combined.
Combine the cinnamon & sugar in a bowl. Use a cookie scoop to make cookie dough balls and roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Place on a baking sheet (I line mine with parchment paper) and bake in a 350 degree oven for 6-8 minutes. Do not overbake!