The Saturday before Easter was a busy baking day. I wanted to make some new cookies (gives me something to post) but I was getting requests for the familiar favorites. We sat down and decided we'd make Andria's Chocolate Chip Cookies, Special Thumbprint Cookies and Snickerdoodles. With all the different recipes I posted that weekend, I decided to post this recipe at a better time.
Well, here it is another miserable cold day in New England. I decided to post the recipe today because I love Snickerdoodles with a big cup of hot chocolate. Hot Chocolate, a buttery cinnamon cookie...what could be better on a cold day?
This cookie recipe came from my neighbor, Jocelyn Isadore. (She's also a Facebook Fan!) My son, Brian, came home from Jocelyn's house one day raving about these great cookies, Snickerdoodles. I think he thought the cookie was as good as the funny name. When I told Jocelyn, she was gracious enough to give me the recipe. I still laugh about how we decided to put Snickerdoodles on our Christmas cookie list one year and Brian rolled almost 400 Snickerdoodles one afternoon. If that doesn't show dedication for a cookie, nothing does.
So, THANK YOU, Jocelyn for the Snickerdoodle recipe. Make a batch this afternoon and enjoy them with your favorite hot drink. Whether coffee, tea or hot chocolate, a buttery cinnamon cookie will always make something good...great.
1 cup of butter or shortening (I've used both, for this batch I used butter)
1-1/2 cups of white sugar
2-3/4 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking soda
2 teaspoons of cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of white sugar
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
1. Mix together and put aside.
1. Cream butter and sugar.
2. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy.
3. Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt and add to creamed mixture.
4. Roll teaspoon size balls of dough in the cinnamon.
5. Place on cookie sheet, bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until slightly golden.