The Best Snickerdoodles

The Best Snickerdoodles | Revamperate The Best Snickerdoodles | Revamperate

I hope you had a happy holiday weekend! I am so exhausted after a weekend with family. We had a huge family reunion on Saturday and I met family members I hadn’t ever met before, and we spend most of the day eating and swimming. It was fantastic…and now it’s back to the real world. Sorry Monday, I’m just not interested.

Snickerdoodles have always been one of my all time favorite cookies. Of course, they’re a classic favorite for most people (including most of my coworkers, apparently). Everyone claims to make the best snickerdoodles or the best cookie of any kind, and that’s entirely subjective. After all, some people like their cookies cripsy, others soft. Some like thin cookies, and some like thick. Personally, I like medium-thickness and perfectly soft, so that’s what I made! Depending on your definition of a “perfect” cookie, these are the BEST snickerdoodles, and even the cookie dough is enough to make you love them. Just ask Andrew – I think we ate most of the cookie dough before I even baked any cookies. They’re that good…

Ingredients (makes 15-20 cookies):

  • 1 cup + 4 tbs butter, soft
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Cinnamon sugar topping:

  • 1/4 granulated sugar
  • 1 tbs cinnamon

The Best Snickerdoodles | Revamperate The Best Snickerdoodles | Revamperate
Whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside. Then mix together the softened butter and sugars until creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Little by little, mix in the dry ingredients. It might become difficult to mix, so if that’s the case, use your hands to knead the remaining dry ingredients in.

Combine the sugar and cinnamon topping in a bowl and mix. Roll the sugar cookie dough into 1-inch balls and coat them in cinnamon sugar. Place them on a lined cookie sheet and press down lightly with the palm of your hand, and bake them at 10-12 minutes for 10-12 minutes until the edges are very light brown. Let them cool before devouring them all in one sitting (you know you want to)! Enjoy!

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