MomMom Lucy's Awesome Soft Snickerdoodles!
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- 1 c
- real butter unsalted, softened at room temperature
- 1 1/2 c
- 2 large
- 2 3/4 c
- all purpose flour
- 2 tsp
- cream of tartar
- 1 tsp
- baking soda
- 1/4 tsp
- 1 tsp
- real vanilla extract
- 4 Tbsp
- 4 tsp
1Preheat oven to 400 degrees. ( I wait until my dough is almost done chilling to do this.)
2Cream softened butter & sugar in large bowl (until light & fluffy); then beat in eggs (one at a time) and vanilla until well combined.
3Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, & salt in a separate bowl & whisk together.
4Blend dry ingredients into butter mixture, slowly mixing in a little bit at a time. The dough will be a bit sticky.
5Chill dough in fridge for 30 minutes at least. For best results, chill for longer. A few hours is great, 1 day is even better if possible! (I like to make my dough the night before, the cookies come out amazingly delicious when I do this) But even if u can only chill dough for 30 minutes, the cookies will still be great.
6While dough is chilling, mix together the 4 tbsp. of sugar and 4 tsp. of cinnamon in a bowl. This measurement is a starting point, you may need more. Lots of cinnamon is important!
7Shape dough into balls a bit bigger than a walnut and then roll them in the cinnamon & sugar mixture, making sure they are *VERY generously* coated on all sides.
8Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400 for 7-9 min. It is *very important* not to overbake these, even more so than with any other cookies I've baked. Keep checking them often. This isn't a cookie that should brown (although they look brown from the cinnamon, so it can be tricky to tell sometimes). They should be golden brown on the edges only. The bottoms should not be very browned either, just a light golden color. These cookies will puff up a lot while baking and then flatten out a bit with crinkley tops. They're so cute!