Family Friday – Our Favorite Snickerdoodle Recipe

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There’s nothing as wonderful as making cookies with your family. I am baking all the time and my kids are becoming good little bakers as well. One of our favorite cookie recipes is for snickerdoodles. There’s nothing like eating the warm, soft cookie straight out of the oven. They usually don’t last until they are cooled.

Making the cookies are easy, and that is why I like making them with my boys. It can be hard to get into complicated ingredients with four kids under five running circles around your kitchen island.

First thing you need to do is add a cup of room temperature, unsalted butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar to the mixer. You will want to be this on high for about 4 minutes until it is soft and fluffy. Next add the 2 large eggs and 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Whip for another one to two minutes.

Gently stir in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Don’t overmix, just stir until combined.

In a separate bowl combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon. Roll dough into balls and coat in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place balls onto parchment-lined baking sheets and flatten with a spoon.

Bake for 9-11 minutes in a 350 degree oven. If you are using a convection oven drop the temp 25 degrees, cooking the same length of time. Let cool and serve.


Published by Green Briar Girl

For 13 years I was a single mother until I married my handsome husband. Fast forward five years and we have added 3 sons and a daughter to our household. With all those kids I rarely have time to myself but my love of writing will always find a way. I have written books in the past. My range of genres is from romance novels to nonfiction historical, poetry, and children's books. I am currently working on a mystery book that should be a very exciting read I hope! I also love genealogy and have created my own forms which I will post later for people to download to use. I hope you enjoy my writings and recipes that I plan on sharing with you here.

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